FEMA disaster relief fund faces August shortfall as feds scramble to find cash

By: - July 13, 2023 3:00 pm
The wreckage o a car teeters on a buckled roadway in Matlacha, Florida.

The wreckage of a car teetered on a buckled roadway following Hurricane Ian on Sept. 30, 2022 in Matlacha, Florida. The administrator of FEMA told a U.S. House panel on Thursday that the agency’s disaster relief fund faces a shortfall by sometime in August. (Win McNamee | Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.