Today, President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Florida by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, undertaken in the State of Florida as a result of Hurricane Michael beginning on October 7, 2018, and continuing.

Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of Florida on October 11, 2018, Federal funding was made available for Public Assistance at 75 percent Federal funding of total eligible costs.

Today, President Trump authorized a limited period of 100 percent Federal cost share for debris removal, including direct Federal assistance, for a 120 hour (5 day) continuous period of the State of Florida’s choosing, and then a 75 percent Federal cost share thereafter; and a limited period of 100 percent Federal cost share for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for a 120 hour (5 day) continuous period of the State of Florida’s choosing, and then a 75 percent Federal cost share thereafter.

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