WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available for the state of New Mexico.
The President authorized an increase in the level of federal funding for public assistance projects undertaken as result of wildfires, straight-line winds, flooding, mudflows and debris flows during the period of April 5 to July 23, 2022. The state of New Mexico received a major disaster declaration on May 4.
On June 27, 2022, the President amended his declaration of May 4, 2022, and authorized federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, at 100% of the total eligible costs for a 90-day period from the date of declaration.
Under the President's order, the time period for 100% federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, has been extended for an additional 90-day period from Aug. 3, 2022 through Nov. 1, 2022 for Mora and San Miguel counties.