U.S. President Biden Amends Louisiana Disaster Declaration

The White House

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Louisiana by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged in the State of Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Ida.

Under the major disaster declaration issued for the State of Louisiana on August 29, 2021, President Biden authorized a 100 percent Federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for a period of 30 days from the start of the incident period.

Today, President Biden authorized an extension of the period of 100 percent Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, from 30 to 45 days from the start of the incident period. In addition, the Federal share for all categories of Public Assistance, including direct Federal assistance, has been increased to 90 percent of the total eligible costs, except for assistance previously authorized at 100 percent.

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