Letter to FEMA Regarding Individuals and Households Program Assistance Approvals
Committee leaders wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell for answers after approvals for assistance under the Individuals and Households Program, or IHP, fell to 13 percent so far this year. By comparison, in 2010, the approval rate was 63 percent. The IHP provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households impacted by disasters.
The Members requested FEMA answer several questions to better understand how Congress can ultimately ensure that FEMA is doing all it can to meet its mission statement of “helping people before, during, and after disasters.”
The full letter text can be found here.