Many people commenting in the negative seem to have misunderstood the bill. The bill does not reduce the opportunity for people in a disaster area to seek or receive relief. The bill intends to set a time limit for *FEMA* to recoup funds provided to three years *after* each project is deemed complete by the funds recipient, instead of three years after the disaster is declared closed. This would require tracking of individual projects at the FEMA level. They would then need to ensure they collect funds back from the grantee within 3 years of the completion of the project (actually within 3 years of notification of intent to collect; which cannot occur until the project is complete). That would allow states/grantees to pay back the funds in smaller increments and ensure that nearly a decade after a disaster occurred, states aren't pushed a larger single bill. If FEMA fails to collect in the three years, they cannot continue to seek for collection.