Reforming FEMA Individual Assistance


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Following a presidential declaration, FEMA provides financial support and direct services to disaster survivors and works with state, tribal, territory, local, and community partners to help these survivors recover. FEMA has listened to feedback, learned from previous disasters, and is ready to move forward with significant changes that will help individuals recover quicker after disaster strikes. With these reforms, FEMA is simplifying processes, removing barriers to access services, and increasing eligibility for certain types of assistance under the program. This marks a significant step toward improving the disaster survivor experience.

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Dinusha Weerakkody is the Section Chief of FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Coordination (VAC). She previously served as the Communications & Outreach Unit Chief within the VAC Section.  In that role she oversaw the strategic partner calls, which reached record participation levels in 2023, and increased engagement with partners through several key initiatives. Before joining Individual Assistance, Dinusha worked in the Public Assistance Regulations & Policy Branch.

Prior to joining FEMA in 2010, she worked with the Department of Housing and Community Development at the Government of the District of Columbia, as well as with the United Nations Development Program to support the response and recovery efforts after the impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

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