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H.R. 1214 (115th): Disaster SAVE Act


H.R. 1214 temporarily increases FEMA’s simplified projects threshold for disaster recovery public assistance to $500,000. The Act sunsets on September 30, 2021.

Last updated Mar 18, 2017. Source: Republican Policy Committee

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 27, 2017.


Disaster Simplified Assistance Value Enhancement Act or the Disaster SAVE Act

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish the repair cost threshold for eligibility for major disaster assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act's simplified procedures program at $500,000 until September 30, 2021.

FEMA must submit a report to specified congressional committees by May 1, 2021, containing the results of a comprehensive review of such program, including an assessment of cost-effectiveness, speed of recovery, capacity of the grantees, past performance and accountability measures.