Disaster relief aid (11 - 20 of 31 items)
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: Federal Aid to the New York City Area Following the Attacks of September 11th and Challenges Confronting FEMA
GAO-03-1174T: Published: Sep 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2003.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, resulted in one of the largest catastrophes this country has ever experienced. The federal government has been a key participant in the efforts to provide aid after the attacks, and it has been providing the New York City area with funds and other forms of assistance. The magnitude of the disaster in New York and the size and scope of the federal govern...
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...
September 11: More Effective Collaboration Could Enhance Charitable Organizations' Contributions in Disasters
GAO-03-259: Published: Dec 19, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 2002.
Surveys suggest that as many as two-thirds of American households have donated money to charitable organizations to aid in the response to the September 11 disasters. To provide the public with information on the role of charitable aid in assisting those affected by the attacks, GAO was asked to report on the amount of donations charities raised and distributed, the accountability measures in plac...
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...
September 11: Interim Report on the Response of Charities
GAO-02-1037: Published: Sep 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 2002.
Some surveys suggest that as many as two-thirds of American households have donated money to charitable organizations in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11. Although it may be difficult to precisely tally the amount of money raised, 34 of the larger charities have reported raising an estimated $2.4 billion since September 11. Of the estimated $2.4 billion reported collected by the l...
Disaster Relief Fund: FEMA's Estimates of Funding Requirements Can Be Improved
RCED-00-182: Published: Aug 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determines current and future funding requirements for the Disaster Relief fund, focusing on the: (1) accuracy and timeliness of FEMA's estimates of costs for past disasters; (2) reasonableness of FEMA's approach to estimating the timing and cost of future disasters; and (3) impact of FEMA's init...
Emergency Relief: Status of the Replacement of the Cypress Viaduct
RCED-96-136: Published: May 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the replacement of the Cypress Viaduct in Oakland, California, focusing on the: (1) expected completion date and reasons for construction delays; (2) estimated cost of the project and reasons for any cost growth; and (3) guidance governing the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) use of emergency relief funds.GAO found that: (1) th...
Hurricane Iniki Expenditures
RCED-94-132R: Published: Apr 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1994.
GAO reviewed whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) used emergency appropriated funds for the repair and replacement of national wildlife refuge facilities damaged by Hurricane Iniki. GAO noted that: (1) FWS did not have authorization to use emergency funds for reconstruction work at two refuges; (2) FWS planned to use emergency funds for enlarging selected buildings at one refuge and re...
Flood Insurance: Information on Various Aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program
T-RCED-93-70: Published: Sep 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Insurance Administration's (FIA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), focusing on the: (1) actuarial soundness of the NFIP Fund and the impact of eliminating subsidized flood insurance rates; (2) procedures used to set flood insurance rates; and (3) NFIP Fund's financial management problems. GAO noted that: (1) the NFIP Fund is not actuarily sound, since it does not h...