Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Louisiana by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures in the State of Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Laura.

On October 29, 2020, former President Donald J. Trump authorized a 100 percent Federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for a continuous period of 30 days established by the State of Louisiana.         

Today, President Biden authorized an extension of 100 percent Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, to a continuous period of 45 days established by the State of Louisiana.   

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

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