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Sandy Recovery Progress

Rebuilding Strategy Implementation

In August 2013, the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force published its Rebuilding Strategy, which contained 69 recommendations across seven broad policy areas to enhance recovery, rebuilding, and resilience in the Sandy-affected region as well as across the nation. Since the publication of the Rebuilding Strategy, Federal agencies have worked closely together to implement the recommendations and deliver on their commitments to the region.

In June 2014, the Sandy Program Management Office (PMO) published a spring implementation update available for download below. The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy Progress Update Spring 2014 is organized by the seven policy goals outlined in the original Rebuilding Strategy and includes brief updates on highlighted areas of progress made since the publication of the Rebuilding Strategy through the spring of 2014. In addition to the full report, each section can also be downloaded individually here.

Download the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy Progress Update Spring 2014.




 

Sandy Program Management Office (PMO)

HUD Secretary, Shaun Donovan, established the Hurricane Sandy Task Force PMO in February 2013 to monitor the funding under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013. The PMO has served as a central source for information on Hurricane Sandy funding by collecting and posting data from all 19 agencies. The PMO has partnered with the RATB to improve transparency of the supplemental funding by providing regular data to the public in the form of maps and downloadable files. Please see section below, “Supplemental Tracking,” for more information.

The Sandy PMO continued and expanded upon the role of the Task Force PMO, by growing its monitoring system beyond the supplemental funding data to include implementation tracking for the 69 recommendations of the Rebuilding Strategy.

Supplemental Tracking

The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, or Sandy supplemental bill, provided more than $50 billion to 19 federal agencies to help communities rebuild after Sandy. Since the law’s passage, the Program Management Office (PMO) within the Hurricane Sandy Task Force has worked across the19 agencies to track the progress of their funds and how they are assisting families and small businesses on the ground.

This site was created to give the public access to data on the status of Sandy funds across the federal government and provide details on the programs participating in the recovery effort. More detailed descriptions of the federal programs funded through the Sandy supplemental can be accessed on the Federal Partners page.

Appropriations Summary – Resources by Agency

“Appropriations” are the total funds included in the law for the agencies to spend on specific programs. DRAA appropriated more than $50 billion in funding for the Sandy-impacted region. However, Sequestration reduced that amount by approximately 5%, bringing total appropriations to $47.9 billion. Agency totals (post-sequestration) are shown below.

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Current Status of Funds

Since July 2013, the Program Management Office (PMO) has used this webpage to enhance transparency for the public on the status of the of Sandy Supplemental funding by publishing downloadable data files each month. Beginning in February 2014, in partnership with the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB), the PMO has made even more detailed information available on the RATB's existing website, Recovery.gov. This new collaboration provides a more visually accessible and granular view of the data, displaying aggregated funding totals by state via an interactive map, text, and machine-readable tables for download. These data will continue to be updated monthly, and previous month's data files will remain available for download on the Archived Data Page, which can also be found here.