March 8, 2012We evaluated how the state helps communities recover after they are hit by a flood, tornado, or other major natural disaster. We found that the state has a legal framework for providing disaster relief, but it applies only to certain disasters. Minnesota’s approach would benefit from clearer criteria for determining when and how much state aid is provided, better measures of the effectiveness of state recovery programs, and additional assistance to help individuals and local governments obtain recovery aid.
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