2019 Midwest Flooding: FEMA and Other Federal Programs and Resources [March 26, 2019] [open pdf - 620KB]
From the Document: "This Insight provides a brief overview of the major disaster declaration process and federal assistance programs potentially available to those affected by the current flooding in the Midwest. As authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 93-288, as amended; 42 U.S.C. §§5121 et seq.), the President may issue a major disaster declaration due to catastrophic flooding. This allows for a broad range of federal assistance programs to be made available to state and local governments, private nonprofit organizations, and individuals through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies."
CRS Insight, IN11084
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/