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President Donald J. Trump Amends Puerto Rico Declaration

Release date: 
September 26, 2017
Release Number: 
HQ-17-143

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The additional assistance authorizes an increase in federal funding to the Commonwealth for certain eligible costs as a result of Hurricane Maria beginning on September 17, 2017 and continuing.

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 declaration beginning on September 17, 2017.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 11:59