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    "A primary function of FEMA in regards to the Federal recovery programs is to be a good steward of U.S. taxpayer dollars." Explain what this statement means. Provide examples of how FEMA executes this function and explain the role of the Stafford Act in the formulation of this function.

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    Hi there, see the attached.
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    Amanda

    "A primary function of FEMA in regards to the Federal recovery programs is to be a good steward of U.S. taxpayer dollars." Explain what this statement means.
    FEMA is a government funded program, meaning that taxpayer dollars which are given to the government, are then allocated to FEMA to use at their discretion. Since FEMA's primary goal is to coordinate a response to disasters, especially when the disaster supersedes local and state authorities, it must decide how to properly utilize this money.
    In a catastrophic disaster, federal resources can be mobilized through FEMA for search and rescue, electrical power, food, ...

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