Tag Archives: FEMA

Sneak Preview: FEMA Proposes To Implement Disaster Deductible

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to implement a disaster deductible, in which state, tribal or territorial governments would…

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Sneak Preview: Audit Finds Security Issues With FEMA’s eGrants

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) A recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General audit found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) eGrants system lacked adequate security because…

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FEMA Issues Proposed Rule on Individual Assistance Factors

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for your opinion. To comply with Section 1109 of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2), FEMA issued a proposed rule in today’s Federal Register, to review and revise…

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Federal Assistance Now Available for South Carolina Flood Victims

The good news is that Hurricane Joaquin missed the U.S. mainland. However, try telling that to the poor folks in many parts of South Carolina inundated by record rainfall from a weather system that drove record rainfall into the state….

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Sneak Preview: DHS, FEMA Plan To Strengthen Public Safety Grant Guidance

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials plan to strengthen guidance language to ensure that public safety grant recipients purchase…

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Sneak Preview: FEMA Seeks Comments on Cost Estimating Format

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) To encourage participants in the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program to finish projects at or below costs, the agency plans to…

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Where to Turn to After Suffering Through Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy (aka “Frankenstorm”) has come and gone in the Northeast and the damage left behind is unfathomable. For most of us in the D.C. area, we were spared the true wrath of the storm and had relatively little damage,…

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The Calm Before the Storm

In case you haven’t heard, the National Hurricane Center is predicting a hurricane to hit the mid-Atlantic/Northeast area early next week. To make matters worse, a massive cold front moving in from the other direction will hit about the same…

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Sneak Preview: DHS May Expand Disaster Assistance Review Criteria

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing how it determines a jurisdiction’s ability to respond to and recover from a disaster including its ability to do so…

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One Tragedy Has Spawned So Many Others

Hurricane Katrina caused so much devastation to lives and property when it roared through the Gulf Coast almost seven years ago. Unfortunately, attempts at recovery have been just as tragic as federal emergency funding has continued to go misspent.

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