President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Federal Cost Share for Puerto Rico

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October 20, 2022

WASHINGTON ­-- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the Government of Puerto Rico to supplement territorial and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Fiona from Sept. 17-21, 2022.

The President authorized for the federal cost share for emergency protective measures to be increased to from 75% to 100% of total eligible costs for the first 30 days of the incident period. The President also authorizes 100% federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, extending from 30 to 60 days from the start of the incident period.

In the major disaster declaration issued for the Government of Puerto Rico, federal funding was made available for Public Assistance, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, and Individual and Households Program for total eligible costs.         

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