FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. amended disaster assistance available to the state of New Mexico as a result of wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on April 5 and continuing.
Under the President’s order today, the federal share for Public Assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will include 100% of the total eligible costs for a 90-day period from the date of declaration. Emergency Protective measures can provide funding for emergency work, including procuring equipment and supplies for responders, supporting evacuation requirements such as traffic control and sheltering residents, pre-positioning resources to support the response, and establishing field camps and meals for responders.
In the President’s original major disaster declaration issued for New Mexico on May 4, federal funding was made available at 75% the total eligible costs.
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