Issue Brief 17-09
March 6, 2017

In January, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a supplemental advance notice of proposed rulemaking (SANPRM) elaborating on the concept of an annual “disaster deductible,” which states would be required to satisfy before receiving certain forms of federal disaster assistance. The SANPRM builds on an earlier proposal (ANPRM) that was released in January 2016. It provides greater detail on the disaster deductible concept, but still does not constitute a formal proposal.