WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2023 – Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) today reacted to the announcement from the White House that President Biden has approved the State of Alabama’s request for a cost share adjustment related to the January 12 severe weather that devastated communities across Alabama.
Under the President’s amended disaster declaration yesterday, federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures have been increased to 100% of the total eligible costs for a 30-day period of the State’s choosing within the first 120 days of the incident period. This is in response to a letter submitted by Senator Britt, Representative Terri Sewell, and the entire Alabama Delegation urging the President to increase the federal cost share for FEMA public assistance from 75% to 100%.
“These crucial funds will help Alabama families, small businesses, and communities rebuild and recover. I am grateful for the President’s continued support of an expedited and robust federal disaster response to assist our state’s people,” said Senator Britt. “We are forever indebted to the incredible first responders, law enforcement officers, and volunteers who have devoted countless hours, as well as their talents and resources, to these valiant efforts. My office will remain actively engaged with local, state, and federal partners throughout the recovery process.”
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