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Resource ID: #29030
Subject: Federal Funding
Source: News21 staff
Affiliation: News 21
Date: 2019-09-07



A News21 analysis of Federal Emergency Management Agency data shows smaller disasters accounted for more than 60 percent of all federally declared disasters between 2003 and 2018. Yet they received at least $57.3 billion less in public assistance from FEMA. As well, The federal government provided disaster survivors at least $23.2 billion in individual assistance from 2003 to 2018, but those dollars did not go to communities with smaller disasters or higher insurance coverage, according to FEMA data. Since 1999, 651 declared disasters did not receive individual assistance.

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