President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Louisiana Disaster Declaration

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February 23, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the state of Louisiana for Public Assistance projects undertaken in the state as a result of Hurricane Laura during the period of Aug. 22 to 27, 2020.

Under President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s order today, the federal share for Public Assistance, including direct federal assistance, has been increased to 90% of the total eligible costs, except for assistance previously authorized at 100%.

This additional funding is available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.

Previously, under the major disaster declaration issued for the state on Aug. 28, 2020, federal funding was made available for Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation and a portion of FEMA’s Individual Assistance program at 75% of the total eligible costs.   


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