President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Disaster Declaration for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to supplement the tribe’s efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from July 12 to Aug. 8, 2021.

Federal funding is available to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and certain private nonprofit organizations organized or doing business under tribal law on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by wildfires on Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation land.

The federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Thomas J. Dargan has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the tribe and warranted by the results of further assessments.

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