FEMA: President Trump Extends Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

FEMA announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

This assistance allows for additional funding at a 100 percent federal cost share for limited emergency protective measures, which is retroactive to Friday, May 18. Today’s action includes a 90-day extension for emergency power restoration, and a 120-day extension for emergency temporary power support and the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program.

This approval is granted at the Government of Puerto Rico’s April 26 request for a 100 percent cost share extension to assist with emergency protective measures.

Following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico received 100 percent federal cost share for both emergency protective measures and debris removal, with direct federal assistance. FEMA extended the cost share and direct federal assistance on Feb. 23 for an additional 60 days for emergency protective measures and 90 days for debris removal.

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