NAFSMA Alert – Senate Sends Disaster Aid Bill to President

October 24, 2017. The Senate this afternoon by a vote of 82-17 approved the $36.5 billion funding package for hurricane and wildfire relief.  The House had approved the measure on October 12.  Included in the bill are provisions to forgive $16 billion of debt for the National Flood Insurance Program.  In addition to the NFIP debt forgiveness, H. Res. 569 also includes $18.7 billion for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, $576.5 million for wildfire fighting efforts and $1.27 billion for disaster nutrition assistance in Puerto Rico.  The President is expected to sign the bill. 


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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!