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FEMA Announces Cost Share Adjustment for Two Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON -- Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton announced today that on March 3, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available for both the Cahuilla Band of Indians and the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians.

The President authorized an increase in the level of federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as result of severe weather events in February 2019.

On March 26, 2019, La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians received a major disaster declaration for storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of Feb. 14-15, 2019. 

On March 28, 2019, the Cahuilla Band of Indians received a major disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding on Feb. 14, 2019. 

Federal funding was originally available to each community for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation at 75% of the total eligible costs.         

Under the President's order Wednesday, the federal share for Public Assistance was increased to 90% of the total eligible costs.