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IS-403: Introduction to Individual Assistance (IA) (DF-103)

1. Which of the following statements accurately describe the Stafford Act? A. It authorizes the Governor to issue a major disaster declaration to provide Federal aid.

B. It defines the types of aid that State governments can provide to affected areas.

C. It provides a list of voluntary agencies from which State, local, and tribal governments are allowed to accept aid.

D. It defines the relationship between Federal, State, local, and voluntary agencies for disaster efforts.

2. To which OFA partner agency would you refer a disaster survivor for help with declaring uninsured casualty losses? A. US Department of Agriculture

B. Internal Revenue Service

C. Department of Veterans Affairs

D. Social Security Administration

3. The Stafford Act authorizes the President to do which of the following? A. Define the relationship among Federal, State, local, and voluntary agencies for disaster efforts.

B. Issue a major disaster declaration to provide Federal aid to states overwhelmed by disasters.

C. Define the cost sharing arrangements between Federal, State, and tribal governments.

D. Determine the types of Federal assistance FEMA may provide.

4. Housing Assistance comes in two forms. One is Financial. What is the other? A. Housing Construction

B. Direct

C. Replacement

D. Repair

5. Which one of the following depicts the order of components in the Sequence of Delivery for Disaster Assistance? A. Housing Assistance followed by Insurance

B. Insurance followed by Housing Assistance

C. SBA followed by Voluntary Agencies, then by Insurance

D. Voluntary Agencies followed by SBA, then by Insurance

6. Which term applies to the order in which assistance is provided to disaster survivors through FEMA, to help ensure that applicants receive all the assistance they are legally entitled to without duplication of benefits? A. Sequence of Delivery

B. Cycle of Disaster Relief

C. Individual Assistance Order

D. Disaster Declaration Process

7. Which OFA partner agency has a program that provides loans to low-income rural residents and communities to buy, build, or repair housing? A. US Department of Agriculture

B. Internal Revenue Service

C. Department of Veterans Affairs

D. Social Security Administration

8. After an incident occurs, and a formal PDA request is made to the FEMA Region, what is typically the next step in the process to obtain a Presidential Disaster Declaration? A. The Governor requests a major disaster declaration.

B. FEMA headquarters recommends a course of action.

C. A Formal PDA request is made to the FEMA Region.

D. Representatives from the State, FEMA, and Small Business Association (SBA) conduct joint PDAs

9. Which of the following are factors considered by FEMA when developing a recommendation to the President for supplemental disaster assistance? A. Amount of Federal assistance already received after previous events

B. Impact on the infrastructure of affected areas

C. Number of disasters elsewhere in the country in the same year

D. Frequency of disaster events over the past five year period

10. Which IA program below includes Housing Assistance (HA) and Other Needs Assistance (ONA)? A. Small Business Administration

B. Individuals and Households Program

C. Mass Care and Emergency Assistance

D. Crisis Counseling Program

11. After the Region submits a separate RSAR to FEMA headquarters with their recommendations, what is typically the next step in the process to obtain a Presidential Disaster Declaration? A. The Governor requests a major disaster declaration.

B. FEMA headquarters recommends a course of action to the President.

C. A Formal PDA request is made to the FEMA Region.

D. Representatives from the State, FEMA, and Small Business Association (SBA) conduct joint PDAs

12. Which of the following statements best describe the Sequence of Delivery? A. It is the order in which a disaster-affected area may request a Presidential Disaster Declaration to receive Federal aid.

B. It is the specific order in which assistance is provided to disaster survivors through FEMA.

C. It is the order of assistance which varies from state to state.

D. It helps ensure that states and local jurisdictions have the resources they need to recover and rebuild after a disaster.

13. Which statement best describes the biggest factor FEMA considers when determining whether to recommend Federal disaster assistance? A. Whether or not the state and local jurisdictions have the resources available to meet the recovery needs

B. The amount of Federal funding for disaster assistance that has already been committed nationwide in the current year

C. The likelihood that similar disaster events will occur in the future affecting the same areas

D. The frequency of similar disaster events over a recent time period in the affected area and neighboring states

14. Which IA program offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners and renters for resorting or replacing disaster-damaged, uninsured real and personal property? A. Small Business Administration

B. Individuals and Households Program

C. Cora Brown Fund

D. Disaster Unemployment Assistance

15. Which of the following statements best describe the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)? A. This facility provides a helpline, manages registration intake, and processes eligibility determinations.

B. This is a readily accessible fixed facility or mobile office where people affected by a disaster may go for assistance or information.

C. This facility is the administrative or management command center of the disaster.

D. This readily accessible facility provides long-term needs to disaster survivors.

16. Which of the following statements best describe the Joint Field Office (JFO)? A. This facility provides a helpline, manages registration intake, and processes eligibility determinations.

B. This is a readily accessible fixed facility or mobile office where people affected by a disaster may go for assistance or information.

C. This facility is the administrative or management command center of the disaster.

D. This readily accessible facility provides long-term needs to disaster survivors.

17. Which of the following services do NPSCs provide to disaster survivors? A. Long-term recovery

B. Crisis Counseling

C. Administrative Reporting

D. Eligibility Determinations

18. Which of the following is a physical facility that is used when multiple disasters occur in a close proximity of time and space? A. Joint Field Office

B. Area Field Office

C. Transitional Recovery Office

D. Disaster Recovery Center

19. Which type of Housing Assistance is used by the applicant to purchase or make a down payment on a new home? A. Repair

B. Temporary Housing Assistance

C. Housing Construction

D. Replacement

20. What is the first step in the Sequence of Delivery? A. Cora Brown Fund (CBF)

B. Other Needs Assistance (ONA)

C. Emergency Assistance (Voluntary Agencies)

D. Small Business Administration (SBA)


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