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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Louisiana Disaster Declaration

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 Public Assistance projects undertaken in the State of Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Laura during the period of August 22 to August 27, 2020.

Under the major disaster declaration issued for the State of Louisiana on August 28, 2020, federal funding was made available for Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance at 75 percent of the total eligible costs.

Under the President’s order today, the federal share for Public Assistance, including direct federal assistance, has been increased to 90 percent of the total eligible costs, except for assistance previously authorized at 100 percent.