H. Rept. 116-339, Part 1: Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 2548, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, December 12, 2019 [open pdf - 385KB]
From the Background and Need for Legislation: "Under current federal law, local, and state agencies applying for federal funding to begin certain Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)-funded projects must wait until they receive approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before purchasing land or beginning construction on said projects. Purchasing land or beginning construction absent full approval from FEMA will disqualify a project from receiving HMGP assistance. This process prevents simple land acquisition and mitigation projects from starting, further delaying the recovery of disaster-impacted communities and improvements in community resilience. This legislation will expedite the start of certain types of projects following Presidentially-declared disasters while waiting for FEMA's full approval."
H. Rept. 116-339, Part 1; House Report 116-339, Part 1
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