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For Immediate Release

President Obama Amends North Dakota Disaster Declaration

The President today made additional disaster assistance available to the State of North Dakota by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as a result of flooding during the period of February 14 to July 20, 2011.

Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of North Dakota on May 10, 2011, and subsequent amendments, Federal funding was made available to the State, Tribal, and local governments in multiple counties and Tribes for Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and Hazard Mitigation.  Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance under Section 408, were authorized at 75 percent Federal funding of total eligible costs.

Under the President's order today, the Federal share for Public Assistance has been increased to 90 percent of the total eligible costs.

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