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“Taken from P.L. 107-206
FY 2002 Supplemental Appropriations bill…”

Federal Emergency Management Agency

DISASTER RELIEF

For an additional amount for `Disaster relief' for emergency expenses to respond to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States in carrying out the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), and the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.), $2,650,700,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That in administering the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program for victims of September 11, 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will recognize those people who were either directly employed in the Borough of Manhattan or had at least 75 percent of their wages coming from business conducted within the Borough of Manhattan as eligible for assistance under the program, as they were directly impacted by the terrorist attacks: Provided further, That FEMA shall provide compensation to previously denied Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program applicants who would qualify under these new guidelines: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR UNMET NEEDS

For an additional amount for `Disaster assistance for unmet needs', $23,200,000, to remain available until September 30, 2004, for use by the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Director) only for disaster relief, long-term recovery, and mitigation in communities affected by Presidentially-declared natural disasters designated during fiscal year 2002, only to the extent funds are not made available for those activities by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (under its `Disaster relief' program) or the Small Business Administration: Provided, That in administering these funds the Director shall allocate these funds to States to be administered by each State in conjunction with its Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Relief program: Provided further, That each State shall provide not less than 25 percent in non-Federal public matching funds or its equivalent value (other than administrative costs) for any funds allocated to the State under this heading: Provided further, That the Director shall allocate these funds based on the unmet needs arising from a Presidentially-declared disaster as identified by the Director as those which have not or will not be addressed by other Federal disaster assistance programs and for which it is deemed appropriate to supplement the efforts and available resources of States, local governments and disaster relief organizations: Provided further, That the Director shall establish review groups within the Federal Emergency Management Agency to review each request by a State of its unmet needs and certify as to the actual costs associated with the unmet needs as well as the commitment and ability of each State to provide its match requirement: Provided further, That the Director shall publish a notice in the Federal Register governing the allocation and use of the funds under this heading, including provisions for ensuring the compliance of the States with the requirements of this program: Provided further, That 10 days prior to distribution of funds, the Director shall submit a list to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations setting forth the proposed uses of funds and the most recent estimates of unmet needs: Provided further, That the Director shall submit quarterly reports to said Committees regarding the actual projects and needs for which funds have been provided under this heading: Provided further, That to the extent any funds under this heading are used in a manner inconsistent with the requirements of the program established under this heading and rules issued pursuant thereto, the Director shall recapture an equivalent amount of funds from the State from any existing funds or future funds awarded to the State under this heading or any other program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency: Provided further, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request, that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.