The 2023 Interim Final Rule (IFR) submitted for publication in August of 2023 by the Treasury allows for new eligible uses for costs incurred beginning December 29, 2022.
The 2023 IFR provides a framework for using SLFRF funds to provide emergency relief from natural disasters or their negative economic impacts. Specifically, the 2023 IFR discusses the standard for providing emergency relief from natural disasters, using a two-step process. Recipients must first identify a natural disaster that has occurred or is expected to occur imminently, or a natural disaster that is threatened to occur in the future, and then identify emergency relief that responds to the physical or negative economic impacts, or potential physical or negative economic impacts of the identified natural disaster. The emergency relief must be related and reasonably proportional to the impact identified.
- Temporary Emergency Housing
- Food Assistance
- Financial Assistance for Lost Wages
- Other Immediate Needs: Emergency Protective Measures
- Other Immediate Needs: Debris Removal
- Other Immediate Needs: Public Infrastructure Repair
- Other Immediate Needs: Home Repairs for Uninhabitable Primary Residences
- Other Immediate Needs: Cash Assistance for Uninsured or Underinsured Expenses
- Other Immediate Needs: Cash Assistance for Low Income Households
- Other Immediate Needs: Increased Operational and Payroll Costs
- Other Emergency Relief: Natural Disaster that Has Occurred/Expected to Occur Imminently
- Mitigation Activities
- Other Emergency Relief: Natural Disaster that is Threatened to Occur in the Future