For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands by authorizing an increase in federal funding for certain eligible costs.
The President’s action today authorizes 90 percent federal cost share for debris removal, including direct federal assistance; and a 100 percent federal cost share for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for 30 days from the start of the incident period, and then a 90 percent federal cost share thereafter.
Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 7, 2017, federal funding was made available for public assistance, hazard mitigation, and other needs assistance at 75 percent federal funding of total eligible costs.