GOV. MALLOY: PRESIDENT OBAMA APPROVES ADDITIONAL FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that President Obama has approved a 100% cost share for ten days for emergency power restoration and emergency public transportation assistance for the four shoreline counties that have already received a major disaster declaration.
"As we continue with the recovery process from Hurricane Sandy, I am very appreciative of President Obama's commitment to the State of Connecticut and its residents." said Governor Malloy. "We continue to work to get the state back to normal following this devastating storm."
This additional assistance includes, for example, reimbursement of the National Guard in State Active Duty to conduct emergency power restoration, emergency public transportation, or direct essential support to these missions. The 100% cost share means that, for limited categories of work performed during the first 10 days of the disaster, state and local agencies will not have to pay the usual 25% cost share. In the coming days, FEMA will be providing further guidance to the state on what activities are covered under this adjustment.
For Immediate Release: November 1, 2012
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