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Section 1210 Fact Sheets

On October 5, 2018, the President signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) into law as part of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018.

Section 1210 of the DRRA changed the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act,

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Icon for file of type application/pdfSection 1210b Fact Sheet for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program

Federally Authorized Water Resources Development Project (1210b):

This section authorizes FEMA to provide assistance to States under its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for water resource development projects that also fall within the authority of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).


IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE: Section 1210b Fact Sheet published on March 10, 2020.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfSection 1210a Fact Sheet for Public Assistance


Section 1210 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) amends Section 312 of the Stafford Act to add a new Section 312(b)(4) (42 U.S.C. § 5155(b)(4)) authorizing the President to waive the general prohibition on duplication of benefits contained in Section 312(a) in extraordinary circumstances where: 1) the Governor of a State makes a specific request for a waiver; and 2) the President determines waiver is in the public interest and will not result in waste, fraud, or abuse. In making this determination, the President may consider the following: 1) the recommendation of the FEMA Administrator, made in consultation with the Federal agency or agencies administering a duplicative program; 2) whether the assistance to be funded is cost effective; 3) equity and good conscience; and 4) other matters of public policy the President considers appropriate.

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