Letter to FEMA Asking for Details on How $110 Billion in Disaster Funds were Spent in COVID Response

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
f t # e
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell asking for an accounting of the more than $110 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) that has been used in response to the COVID-19 emergency declarations. 

Graves and Perry asked for information detailing DRF assistance provided under the COVID-19 declarations, outstanding requests for assistance, and associated administrative costs, as well as the justification for extending the COVID-19 declarations incident period to May 2023.  DRF funds were first made available by 2020 major disaster and emergency declarations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The chairmen requested a response from FEMA by Friday, February 27, 2023.

Read the full letter here.
f t # e