CCUSA comments on DHS proposed rule inhibiting declaration of disaster

March 18, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule that would inhibit a state governor’s ability to declare a disaster by adjusting the procedures for doing so. If implemented, this would hinder states and NGOs such as Catholic Charities to receive Public Assistance (PA) funds for clean up efforts. Our comments focus on how this would affect our disaster related ministry as well as how the proposed rule would affect the vulnerable populations we serve.

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