ABSTRACT

FEMA Individual Assistance Programs: An Overview [Updated December 5, 2019]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Following a presidential declaration of emergency or major disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide three primary forms of assistance: Individual Assistance (IA), Public Assistance (PA), and Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA). IA, which is the focus of this report, provides aid to affected individuals and households. PA provides grants to local, state, territorial, and Indian tribal governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, debris removal operations, and repair or replacement of damaged public infrastructure. HMA funds pay for mitigation and resiliency projects and programs to reduce the threat or impacts of future disasters. [...] This report also briefly describes the updated factors considered when evaluating a governor's request for IA pursuant to a presidential declaration of emergency or major disaster, which became effective June 1, 2019."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46014
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Date:
2019-12-05
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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