Emergency management (21 - 30 of 89 items)
Federal Emergency Management Agency: Crisis Counseling Grants Awarded to the State of New York after the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
GAO-05-514: Published: May 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2005.
To help alleviate the psychological distress caused by the September 11, 2001, attacks the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the state of New York two grants totaling $154.9 million to provide crisis counseling and public education. Because of questions about whether the program, called Project Liberty, had spent all the funds it received from the federal government, GAO was asked...
Status of FEMA's FY03 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
GAO-04-727R: Published: Apr 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2004.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides federal disaster assistance to help those in need respond to, prepare for, and recover from disasters. As the costs for disaster assistance have risen, FEMA has made disaster mitigation a primary goal in its efforts to reduce the long-term cost of disasters and minimize risk to property and individuals from natural or man-made hazards. Previo...
National Flood Insurance Program: Actions to Address Repetitive Loss Properties
GAO-04-401T: Published: Mar 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2004.
Floods have been, and continue to be, the most destructive natural hazard in terms of damage and economic loss to the nation. From fiscal year 1992 through fiscal year 2002, about 900 lives were lost due to flooding and flood damages totaled about $55 billion. Some properties have been repeatedly flooded and the subject of federal flood insurance claims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FE...
September 11: Overview of Federal Disaster Assistance to the New York City Area
GAO-04-72: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2003.
The federal government has been a key participant in the efforts to provide aid to the New York City area to help it respond to and recover from the September 11 terrorist attacks. The President pledged, and the Congress subsequently authorized, about $20 billion in federal aid. This federal aid was provided primarily through four sources: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Depart...
Disaster Assistance: Information on FEMA's Post 9/11 Public Assistance to the New York City Area
GAO-03-926: Published: Aug 29, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2003.
The terrorist attacks on New York City created the most costly disaster in U.S. history. In response, the President pledged at least $20 billion in aid to the city. Approximately $7.4 billion of this aid is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) public assistance program, which provides grants to state and local governments to respond to and recover from disasters...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Federal Emergency Management Agency
GAO-03-113: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
The 2003 performance and accountability series includes the first report on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since the series started in 1999. GAO reported on management challenges facing FEMA this year because of the increased national significance of the agency's missions and the additional responsibilities placed on the agency. The information GAO presents in this report is intend...
Hazard Mitigation: Proposed Changes to FEMA's Multihazard Mitigation Programs Present Challenges
GAO-02-1035: Published: Sep 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2002.
Over the past 12 years, federal disaster assistance costs have totaled more than $39 billion (in fiscal year 2001 dollars)--a nearly fivefold increase over the previous 12-year period--as a result of a series of unusually large and frequent disasters and an increasing federal role in assisting communities and individuals affected by disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the le...
Disaster Assistance: Improvement Needed in Disaster Declaration Criteria and Eligibility Assurance Procedures
GAO-01-837: Published: Aug 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2001.
Since 1990, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided more than $27 billion in disaster assistance, more than half of which was spent for public assistance projects, such as repairs of damaged roads, government buildings, utilities, and hospitals. FEMA uses established criteria to determine whether to (1) recommend that the President declare a disaster and (2) once a disaster has...
Federal Emergency Management Agency: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-832: Published: Jul 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2001.
This report discusses the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. Although FEMA did not attain all of its goals for selected key outcomes in its fiscal year 2000 annual performance report, FEMA did make progress toward achieving the outcomes. FEMA's progres...
Flood Insurance: Information on the Financial Condition of the National Flood Insurance Program
GAO-01-992T: Published: Jul 19, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2001.
Floods have been, and continue to be, the most destructive natural hazard in terms of economic loss to the nation, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. From fiscal years 1969 through 2000, the National Flood Insurance Program--a major federal effort to provide flood disaster assistance paid about $10 billion in insurance claims, primarily from premiums collected from program polic...