Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the territory of Guam by authorizing an increase in the level of federal funding for the Other Needs Assistance – Lost Wages Assistance (ONA-LWA) program that was authorized as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

Under the major disaster declaration issued for the territory of Guam on March 27, 2020 and a subsequent amendment, federal funding was made available for ONA-LWA at 75 percent federal funding of the total eligible costs.

Under the President’s order today, the non-federal cost share for ONA-LWA has been waived.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV

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