Originally published in October, 2013.
In late January, three months after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the east coast, Congress passed the $60 billion emergency sandy supplemental bill, H.R. 152, appropriating $50.3 billion for relief and reconstruction efforts and adding $9.7 billion to cover flood insurance claims. Now that we’ve reached the one-year anniversary of Sandy’s landfall, it’s time to look at what’s been spent.
The Sandy Supplemental data presented here was primarily collected from the website of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The levels of expenditure reflect government spending through August 31 – the most recent data available. How much each agency has obligated and outlayed as a percentage of what was appropriated was calculated using the post-sequestration appropriation levels. Data of Sandy Supplemental funds spent through contracts is available from the Federal Procurement Data System and Federal Transparency.gov. To view our Sandy “Emergency” Funding Data, click here.
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