President Amends Iowa and Nebraska Disaster Declarations


WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 21, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the President has made additional disaster assistance available by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken by the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa as a result of flooding during the period of May 24 to August 1, 2011 in Iowa and during the period of May 25 to August 1, 2011 in Nebraska.


Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of Iowa on June 27, 2011 and the State of Nebraska on August 12, 2011, federal funding was made available for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation at 75 percent federal funding of total eligible costs.

Under the President’s order yesterday, the Federal share for Public Assistance has been increased to 90 percent of the total eligible costs for the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa.

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