CCUSA Disaster PA Comments March 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.

Read the full comments here.

Advocacy & Social Policy Initiatives

CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

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