Disaster Assistance

Information on Expenditures and Proposals to Improve Effectiveness and Reduce Future Costs Gao ID: T-RCED-95-140 March 16, 1995

Concern has been growing in Congress about the rising costs of federal disaster assistance in recent years. This testimony focuses on (1) ways to enhance the effectiveness of several federal disaster assistance programs, (2) proposals to modify federal disaster assistance policy to potentially lower future federal costs, and (3) the accuracy of financial information in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund.

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