Billing Code 9110-10-P
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Louisiana; Amendment No. 16 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1607-DR), dated
September 24, 2005, and related determinations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 20, 2005.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Manage¬ment Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2705.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated December 20, 2005, the President amended the cost-sharing arrangements concerning Federal funds provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (Stafford Act), in a letter to R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, as follows:
I determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Louisiana resulting from Hurricane Rita, from September 23-November 1, 2005, is of sufficient severity and magnitude that special cost-sharing arrangements are warranted regarding Federal funds provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5206 (the Stafford Act).
Therefore, I amend my declarations of September 24, 2005, October 26, 2005, and November 19, 2005, to authorize Federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program, at 100 percent of total eligible costs, through and including June 30, 2006. Effective July 1, 2006, the Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program, will be authorized at 90 percent of total eligible costs.
Please notify Governor Blanco and the Federal Coordinating Officer of this amendment to my major disaster declaration.
This cost share is effective as of the date of the President’s major disaster declaration.
(The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050 Individuals and Households Program-Other Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.)
R. David Paulison,
Federal Emergency Management Agency,
Department of Homeland Security.