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Update on our Disaster Relief Fund: Congressional Action Enables Us to Lift Funding Restrictions

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Posted by: Brad Carroll, Press Secretary

Back in August, to ensure we had the resources needed to continue to provide assistance to individual disaster survivors, as well as support our state partners in their response to future disasters, we placed some funding restrictions on longer-term repair, rebuilding and mitigation projects from previous and current disasters that are funded through our Disaster Relief Fund.

This strategy, which we call “immediate needs funding”, has been used in previous years to help preserve our Disaster Relief Fund so we can continue to meet the immediate needs of individuals and communities affected by disasters.

Today, because Congress has appropriated additional resources for our Disaster Relief Fund, we can announce that we are lifting those funding restrictions and once again providing funds for longer-term recovery projects.

This will include providing funds for projects that were placed on hold since August. We are in the process of working with our state and local partners across the country to get these projects moving again and to continue to help support their recoveries. For updates on short-term and long-term projects, visit our disaster pages.
Last Updated: 
06/15/2012 - 22:17

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