Emergency Management

This issue area encompasses emergency planning; response to civil disturbances, natural and other disasters, including fires; emergency communications; security preparedness.

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  • [Archived] IN10835|What Happens If the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Lapses? (CRS)

    1/4/23
  • [Archived] IN11049|A Brief Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program in the 118th Congress (CRS)

    1/12/23
  • [Archived] IN11187|Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (CRS)

    1/19/23
  • [Archived] IN11515|FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation: The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program (CRS)

    1/19/23
  • A Brief Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (CRS)

    1/4/23
  • A Brief Overview of FEMA’s Public Assistance Program (CRS)

    5/31/23
  • A Brief Overview of FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program (CRS)

    1/3/23
  • Calculation and Use of the Disaster Relief Allowable Adjustment (CRS)

    03/06/23
  • Congressional Primer on Responding to and Recovering from Major Disasters and Emergencies (CRS)

    06/12/23
  • Disaster Survivor FAQ: FEMA Individuals and Households Program (CRS)

    05/15/23
  • Effects of Terminating the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) PHE and NEA Declarations (CRS)

    2/14/23
  • Emergency Assistance for Agricultural Land Rehabilitation (CRS)

    1/24/23
  • Federal Disaster Assistance for Agriculture (CRS)

    4/21/23
  • Federal Interagency Wildfire Response Framework (CRS)

    4/21/23
  • Federal Procurement: Emergency-Related Acquisition Flexibilities (CRS)

    3/27/2023
  • FEMA and SBA Disaster Assistance for Individuals and Households: Application Processes, Determinations, and Appeals (CRS)

    1/10/23
  • FEMA Assistance: Limited English Proficiency and Equity (CRS)

    03/06/23
  • FEMA Funeral Assistance for COVID-19 (CRS)

    03/24/23
  • FEMA Individual Assistance Programs: An Overview (CRS)

    1/3/23
  • FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) (CRS)

    2/22/23
  • FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program-Humanitarian Relief (EFSP-H) and the New Shelter and Services Program (SSP) (CRS)

    03/30/23
  • FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP)—Implementation and Considerations for Congress (CRS)

    05/15/23
  • Funding for Wildfire Management: FY2024 Appropriations for Forest Service and Department of the Interior (CRS)

    5/8/2023
  • I-95 Overpass Collapse in Philadelphia and the Federal Response (CRS)

    06/12/23
  • Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) (CRS)

    1/6/23
  • Landslides: Federal Role in Research, Assessment, and Response (CRS)

    06/02/23
  • National Emergencies Act: Expedited Procedures in the House and Senate (CRS)

    02/21/2023
  • National Flood Insurance Program Risk Rating 2.0: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    5/1/23
  • Oil and Chemical Spills: Federal Emergency Response Framework (CRS)

    03/06/23
  • Options for Making the National Flood Insurance Program More Affordable (CRS)

    1/6/23
  • Pandemic Relief: The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CRS)

    1/10/23
  • Post-Wildfire Debris Flows: Federal Role in Assessment and Warning (CRS)

    7/10/2023
  • Private Flood Insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program (CRS)

    1/9/23
  • Shelter and Services Program (SSP) (CRS)

    06/13/2023
  • Stafford Act and Selected Federal Recovery Programs for Civil Unrest: Historical Perspectives and Policy Observations (CRS)

    1/5/23
  • Stafford Act Assistance and Acts of Terrorism (CRS)

    03/01/23
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Background and Funding (CRS)

    7/11/23
  • The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) (CRS)

    7/5/23
  • The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP): Overview and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    7/20/23
  • The PREP Act and COVID-19, Part 2: The PREP Act Declaration for COVID-19 Countermeasures (CRS)

    02/28/23
  • The Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Relief Programs (CRS)

    2/22/23
  • The Strategic National Stockpile: Overview and Issues for Congress (CRS)

    1/25/23
  • Tornadoes: Background and Forecasting (CRS)

    4/5/2023
  • Understanding Linked Climate and Weather Hazards and the Challenges to Federal Emergency Management (CRS)

    1/10/23
  • USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs: Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (CRS)

    1/24/23
  • Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality (CRS)

    7/7/23
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