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Additional Disaster Funding Approved for Kentucky Flooding Recovery

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky after President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. authorized an increase in the level of federal funding for emergency work as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides beginning on July 26, 2022, and continuing.

The President issued a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky on July 29, making federal funding available for FEMA’s public assistance program at 75% federal cost share.

Under the President’s order Saturday, federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, is increased to 100% of the total cost for a 30-day period of the Commonwealth’s choosing within the first 120 days of the declaration.

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