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FEMA Increases Federal Cost Share for 2020 and 2021 Disasters

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it will be allowing a minimum 90% cost share for all federal emergency or major disaster declarations that were declared or had an incident period beginning between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021.

Usually, the federal cost share is 75% for Public Assistance, the Hazard Mitigation Grant program and specified Individual Assistance programs authorized by federal emergency and major disaster declarations. This cost-share was raised to 90% by P.L. 117-103, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 omnibus appropriations law.

In addition, President Biden issued a declaration on March 1 saying that the federal government will cover a 100% cost share to support all eligible work under the COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations through July 1, 2022.

View FEMA Press Release

Ken LaSala is the IAFC’s Director of Government Relations & Policy.

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