Disaster Relief Funding and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations

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This report describes the various components of the DRF, 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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Lindsay, Bruce A. & Murray, Justin April 12, 2011.

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This report describes the various components of the DRF, 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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  • April 12, 2011

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  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:13 a.m.

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Lindsay, Bruce A. & Murray, Justin. Disaster Relief Funding and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, report, April 12, 2011; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc40079/: accessed December 10, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.