Joint Letter on Supplemental Disaster Funding Recommendations

November 29, 2017

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent request for supplemental disaster funding falls dismally short in several critical areas including adequate resources to rebuild resilient energy and water infrastructure by those communities hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.

A detailed letter sent to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives proposes 19 specific recommendations from national environmental groups and impacted communities to properly address the immediate and long-term needs of these impacted communities, helping them to recover and rebuild with resiliency and to protect them from future disasters.