Following the Money after a Disaster

Number 2624
Subject Disasters
Source Russ Buettner
Affiliation New York Daily News
Year 2006
Summary Buettner walks us through how story about the federal money given to New York after 9/11. He discusses the agencies he investigated and the sorts of data he analyzed to find out where the money was going. The data he discusses includes contract data, grant data, SBA Disaster Loans, and FEMA grants. Buettner discusses how he found and used each type of data. At the end of the tipsheet, he shares the results of his investigation.
Tags September 11; federal government; state government; relief efforts; emergency services; public health; public safety; housing and urban development; HUD
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