Federal Emergency Relief Administration

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Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)
FERA camp in Pennsylvania.jpg
Camp for unemployed women in Pennsylvania (1934)
Agency overview
FormedMay 1933
  • Emergency Relief Administration (ERA)
DissolvedDecember 1935
Superseding agency
EmployeesProvided work for over 20 million people
Child agency

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) was the name given by the Roosevelt Administration to the Emergency Relief Administration (ERA). President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had created it in 1933. FERA was created from the Federal Emergency Relief Act. In 1935, it was replaced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

From May 1933 until December 1935, FERA gave states and cities $3.1 billion (the equivalent of $55.4 billion in 2017).[1] FERA provided work for over 20 million people and developed facilities on public lands across the country.

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