Federal Allocations in Response to Katrina, Rita, and Wilma: An Update

Amy Liu and
Amy Liu Headshot
Amy Liu Deputy Director - Metropolitan Policy Program

Matt Fellowes
Matt Fellowes Former Brookings Expert, CEO and Founder - United Income

August 1, 2006

Amid the often rancorous debate over federal spending for hurricane recovery and rebuilding, the Metropolitan Policy Program follows the money spent on Katrina, as well as the Rita storm. The fact sheet also includes a timeline of federal allocations.

This brief with the accompanying tables illustrates the program categories behind the federal allocations to date for hurricane recovery activities and the chronology of legislative and executive decisions to respond to the needs of the Gulf Coast. These tables will be updated as new developments occur.