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President Donald J. Trump Amends Major Declaration for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Release date: 
September 26, 2017
Release Number: 
HQ-17-145

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The additional assistance authorizes an increase in the level of federal funding to the territory for certain eligible costs as a result of Hurricane Irma during the period of September 5-7, 2017.

On September 9, 2017, President Trump authorized a 90 percent federal cost share for debris removal, including direct federal assistance.  He also authorized a 100 percent federal cost share for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for 30 days from the start of the incident period, and then a 90 percent federal cost share thereafter.

The President’s action today authorizes 100 percent federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for 180 days from the start of the incident period.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:59