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For Immediate Release

President Obama Amends Vermont Disaster Declaration

The President today made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Vermont by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as a result of Tropical Storm Irene during the period of August 27 to September 2, 2011.

Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of Vermont on September 1, 2011, and subsequent amendments, Federal funding was made available to the State and local governments in multiple counties 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.