Sewell Announces 100% Federal Cost Share Increase for FEMA Public Assistance

Published 4:43 pm Thursday, February 9, 2023

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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced Thursday that President Joe Biden authorized an increase of 100% Federal cost share for the FEMA Public Assistance program for debris removal and emergency protective measures by the counties and cities (governmental entities) included in the Disaster Declaration in response to the severe storms and tornadoes that hit Selma and parts of the state on January 12.

“I am beyond thankful to President Biden for this GREAT NEWS! From the beginning, President Biden has worked swiftly to respond to our calls by expediting the major disaster declaration for the State of Alabama,” Sewell said.  “Now, with this critical increase in FEMA Public Assistance, I am confident that we will build back stronger than before.”

“I want to thank President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Coach Tommy Tuberville, Senator Katie Britt and Governor Kay Ivey for working together with the City of Selma, Dallas County and the entire tornado destruction area to provide the 100% reimbursement declaration,” said Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. “This is truly a blessing for Selma. Thank you and I thank God for ‘favor’.”

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