WASHINGTON– FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that on June 30, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available for the state of Oregon.
The President authorized an increase in the level of federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as result of wildfires and straight-line winds during the period of Sept. 7 to Nov. 3, 2020. The state of Oregon received a major disaster declaration on Sept. 15, 2020.
Federal funding was originally available for Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation and Other Needs Assistance at 75% of the total eligible costs.
Under the President’s order, the federal share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program has been increased to 100% of the total eligible costs for a continuous period of 30 days established by the state of Oregon.