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DHS/FEMA RIN: 1660-AB07 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Individual Assistance Program Equity 

As climate change results in more frequent and/or intense extreme weather events like severe storms, flooding and wildfires, disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable in society and in furtherance of E.O. 13985, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes to amend its Individual Assistance (IA) regulations to increase equity and ease of entry to the IA Program. To provide a full opportunity for underserved communities to participate, FEMA proposes to amend application of ‘safe, sanitary, and functional’ for IA repair assistance; re-evaluate the requirement to apply for a Small Business Administration loan prior to receipt of Other Needs Assistance; add eligibility criteria for its Serious Needs & Displacement Assistance; amend its requirements for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance; re-evaluate its approach to insurance proceeds; and amend its appeals process. FEMA also proposes revisions to reflect changes to statutory authority that have not yet been implemented in regulation, to include provisions for utility and security deposit payments, lease and repair of multi-family rental housing, childcare assistance, and maximum assistance limits.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 44 CFR 206.101    44 CFR 206.110 to 206.115    44 CFR 206.117 to 206.119    44 CFR 206.191   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5155    42 U.S.C. 5174    42 U.S.C. 5189a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kristina McAlister
Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist (Recovery)
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Individual Assistance Division Recovery Directorate, 500 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20472
Phone:202 604-8007