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Follow-Up Report on Post-Disaster Relocation and Reconstruction, Report No. 97-19, December 1997
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  • The Department of Community Affairs has not modified its rules to specify criteria and submission dates for local government post-disaster redevelopment plans.
  • However, the Department is providing federal funds to local governments to develop Local Mitigation Strategies. These strategies must adhere to specified criteria and should achieve the results the post-disaster redevelopment plans were intended to achieve.
  • Local Mitigation Strategies should allow local governments to be proactive in obtaining federal disaster assistance funds and provide greater control over how these funds are spent.
  • The Legislature has stated its intent to have local governments pay their 12.5% share of federal disaster assistance, as we recommended.

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