WASHINGTON - FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the state of Louisiana for damages as a result of Hurricane Laura during the period of Aug. 22-27. President Trump issued a major disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana on Aug. 28.
This assistance allows for additional funding at 100% federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for 30 continuous days. State officials will determine the 30 days.
This additional funding is available to the state, eligible tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.
Previously, federal funding was available at a 75% cost-share for debris removal and emergency protective measures.