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Schatz: Nearly $95 Million In Federal Funding Heading To Hawai‘i To Cover Cost Of Temporary Housing At Hotels, Meals For Those Impacted By Maui Fires

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it is providing nearly $95 million to Hawai‘i to cover the cost of temporary housing at hotels, meals, and services for those impacted by the Maui fires.

“This is a down payment on what is necessary, but it is essential help. We will keep working as hard as we can to help to bring federal resources for Lahaina’s recovery,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The $94,557,012.53 in new FEMA money covers the 90 percent federal cost share for temporary housing, meals, and services through November for thousands of people impacted by the Maui fires.

Working closely with the Biden Administration and congressional leaders, Schatz has led efforts to bring federal resources to Maui. Last week on the Senate’s first day back in session, Schatz delivered a speech on the Senate floor outlining the impacts of the devastating fires and the need for additional federal support.