Last week the House passed a $1.68 billion supplemental appropriation for the CDBG-DR Program to address the damage caused by Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. Lawmakers from those states’ delegations want to pass this funding as a down payment on the recovery before Congress goes on recess to campaign for the mid-term elections. They also hope to appropriate more funding after FEMA and HUD conduct damage assessments (current estimates in the Carolinas range from $17 billion to $22 billion). The funding is attached to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 302); it also includes the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), which could make more resources available for pre-disaster mitigation activities. The Senate is expected to pass the bill early this month.
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