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Schatz: Full Federal Government Cost Share Will Deliver Millions For Maui’s Recovery

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that he has made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Hawai‘i following the Maui fires. Biden’s authorization increases the federal cost share for federal assistance to 100 percent for an additional 90-day period.

“This extension means tremendous savings for the state. By covering the full cost of recovery efforts for another three months, the federal government will help the West Maui community rebuild and save the state and county millions of dollars in non-federal matching funds,” said Senator Schatz. “We will keep working as hard as we can to help to bring more federal resources to help restore Lahaina.”