Mar 02 2005
President Announces Federal Government will Cover 90% in Disaster Assistance
Specifically, President Bush amended the disaster declaration to authorize 90% federal funding for all categories of assistance under the Public Assistance Program. This will be retroactive to the date of declaration, which was September 15, 2004.
Senator Shelby said, “In most disaster situations, the federal government will cover 75% of the cost, leaving the remaining up to state and localities to pay. I am pleased that the federal government’s share has increased to 90%, easing the burden of localities, who have already seen great financial strain as a result of Hurricane Ivan.”
For additional information on disaster assistance following Hurricane Ivan, please visit www.fema.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).