U.S. President Biden Amends Kentucky Disaster Declaration

The White House

Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky by authorizing an increase in the level of federal funding for emergency work undertaken in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on July 26, 2022, and continuing.

Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Kentucky on July 29, 2022, federal funding was made available for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation at 75 percent of the total eligible costs.

Under the President’s order today, Federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, has been increased to 100 percent of the total eligible costs for a 30-day period of the Commonwealth’s choosing within the first 120 days of the declaration.

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