Government Accounting of Sandy Relief Dollars

Date Published: 
October, 2013

Browse through links to government agencies that provide updated progress reports on the status of Hurricane Sandy funds. was created by the Recovery Accountability & Transparency Board to display spending data for H.R. 152, The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sandy Recovery Progress Homepage lists monthly reports on the status of funds appropriated in the Disaster Relief Act, including visual charts and digital database files.

FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Awards Activity, daily lists in excel format of all FEMA funds - including funds for Sandy recovery - that have been obligated to date. This information is made available as required by H.R. 152, The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act

FEMA By the Numbers: FEMA has approved over $1 billion in assistance to New York individuals and families for properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy. For more on FEMA's response in New York, visit

New York State Comptroller's listing of expedited contracts by date

Independent Budget Office, November 8, 2012 blog post Sandy’s Aftermath: How Much Federal Aid Can the City Expect?

New York City submits quarterly reports to HUD on the actual spending of Community Development Block Grants. See the Q1 2014 report here.


New Jersey Sandy Transparency Portal

By Governor Christie's executive order, the office of New Jersey State Comptroller will post information on the allocation and expenditure of federal disaster relief funds, including access to State contracts, and contract vendor information in a dedicated transparency website


U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs September 18, 2013 hearing: Recovering from Superstorm Sandy: Assessing the Progress, Continuing Needs and Rebuilding Strategy

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testimony
  • Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Administrator Peter Rogofftestimony


U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management September 18, 2013 hearing: FEMA Reauthorization: Recovering Quicker and Smarter

Testimony by:

  • Mr. Glenn M. Cannon [pdf], Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Management Association
  • Ms. Yolanda Chavez [pdf], Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Mr. Michael Finley [pdf], Chairman, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
  • Mr. Gayland Kitch [pdf], Director of Emergency Management, City of Moore, Oklahoma, on behalf of U.S. Council for the International Association of Emergency Managers
  • Mr. Joseph L. Nimmich [pdf], Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Mr. James Rivera [pdf], Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration