FEMA’s Budget for 2015 – revised on March 13th

New: On March 13, FEMA Director Craig Fugate testifired at a Senate Committee re the FEMA budget. His testimony is available from this website.

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From Fierce Homeland Security:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency would receive $10.38 billion under President Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget, up from $9.96 billion enacted for this year.

The Disaster Relief Fund would receive an $813 million increase to $7.03 billion. That would cover costs for past catastrophic events including Hurricane Sandy as well as enough funding for new non-catastrophic disasters, based on the 10 year average. The request assumes that Congress would pay for catastrophic disasters that occur in 2015 through emergency supplemental funds.

Additional details for those who really want to dig into the numbers:

The White House released more budget documents on Monday, including a breakdown of Homeland Security funding by agency and budget account, an analysis of homeland security funding and a table of historical funding.

 2015 Homeland Security Budget Request Breakdown
Homeland Security Mission Funding by Agency and Budget Account
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2015/assets/homeland_supp.pdf

Table of Historical Funding
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2015/assets/hist.pdf

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