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Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA)

21 Nov 2018 12:04 PM | Anonymous

On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) into law as part of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018. The amendments to the Robert T Stafford Act under Public Law 115-254 (H.R. 302), acknowledge the shared responsibility of disaster response and recovery, aid to reduce the complexity of FEMA, and build the nation’s capacity for the next catastrophic incident.

Key points of the DRRA include:

  • Greater investment in mitigation, before a disaster
  • Reducing risk from future disasters after fire
  • Increasing state capacity to manage disaster recovery
  • Establishing State Disaster Housing Task Force(s) pursuant to the National Disaster Housing Strategy
  • Providing greater flexibility to survivors with disabilities
  • Authorizing the FEMA Administrator to establish National Veterinary Emergency Teams at accredited colleges of veterinary medicine
  • Authorizing the FEMA Administrator to develop incentives and penalties for timely close out of disaster/emergency assistance expenditures and activities
  • Retaining skilled response and recovery personnel

Here is the link to H.R. 302 (The DRRA is found in Division D, §1201, et. seq.):


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