[Letter from Congressman Bennie G. Thompson to Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting Administrator Nancy Ward Regarding the State of Mississippi's Use of Disaster Funds after Hurricane Katrina]   [open pdf - 616KB]

In this February 6, 2009, letter from House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson to the acting administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Thompson expresses his concern about the delay in expending disaster funds post Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. He briefly reviews the status of federal funding for Mississippi, and asks for an explanation of why "less than 20% of available funds have been expended well over three years later." The letter closes with a request for FEMA Acting Administrator Nancy Ward to provide the Homeland Security Committee with "a full report of Mississippi's use of Public Assistance and [Hazard Mitigation Grant Program] funds by February 23, 2009."

Author:Thompson, Bennie, 1948-
Publisher:United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:House Committee on Homeland Security: http://homeland.house.gov/
Media Type:application/pdf
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