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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Hawaii Disaster Declaration

September 22, 2023

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Hawaii by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken in the State of Hawaii as a result of wildfires beginning August 8, 2023, and continuing.

Under the President's order today, Federal funds for debris removal are authorized at 100 percent of the total eligible costs for a continuous 180-day period of the State's choosing within the first nine months from the start of the incident period, and Federal funds for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, are authorized at 100 percent of the total eligible costs for a continuous 90-day period of the State's choosing within the first six months from the start of the incident period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.

Joseph R. Biden, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Hawaii Disaster Declaration Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/365417

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