Disaster Relief Funding and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations

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This report describes the various components of the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including (1) what authorities have shaped it over the years; (2) how FEMA determines the amount of the appropriation requested to Congress (pertaining to the DRF); and (3) how emergency supplemental appropriations are requested. In addition to the DRF, information is provided on funds appropriated in supplemental
appropriations legislation to agencies other than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Aspects of debate concerning how disaster relief is budgeted are also highlighted and examined, and alternative budgetary options are summarized.

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Creation Date: July 15, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Lindsay, Bruce A.

Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

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Murray, Justin

Information Research Specialist

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 15, 2009
Description:

This report describes the various components of the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including (1) what authorities have shaped it over the years; (2) how FEMA determines the amount of the appropriation requested to Congress (pertaining to the DRF); and (3) how emergency supplemental appropriations are requested. In addition to the DRF, information is provided on funds appropriated in supplemental
appropriations legislation to agencies other than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Aspects of debate concerning how disaster relief is budgeted are also highlighted and examined, and alternative budgetary options are summarized.

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28 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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