Back in 2018, IAEM and NEMA submitted a white paper to FEMA entitled Rollover of Disaster Management Costs: Increasing Capability and Responsibility in Managing Disaster Declarations. The white paper outlined a proposal to allow grantees to utilize management costs across all open disasters which would have the effect of incentivizing disaster close out and driving down the costs of disasters.
See the attached white paper.
At long last, Congress is poised to take action on this proposal. On Wednesday, October 25, the Senate Homeland Security Committee will mark up S.3071, the Disaster Management Costs Modernization Act.
A big thanks to Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) for taking the lead on this bill.
You can stream the mark up here.
See the attached letter from NEMA, IAEM, BCEM, the BuildStrong Coalition, and NVOD in support of S.3071.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee reported the Disaster Management Costs Modernization Act (S.3071) out of Committee and to the full Senate for consideration. A big thank you to Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) and his staff for their hard work to get this bill to the Senate floor.
The Committee's mark-up can be streamed here.
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