CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has increased the federal share of costs to help West Virginia recover from floods that ravaged the state in June 2016.
Gov. Jim Justice’s office said Friday that Trump approved his request to increase the federal share from 75% to 90% for public assistance projects.READ MORE: State Police Identify Muddy Creek Twp. Shooting Victim As David Hines, Say His SUV Was Found Near Mining Facility
A recent award of $131.7 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to rebuild two Nicholas County schools helped the state meet the threshold for a cost-share increase, the governor’s office said.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 1,730 New Cases, 38 Additional Deaths
Covered costs include emergency expenses, debris removal and infrastructure repair.
The increase falls under a major disaster declaration by former President Barack Obama in 2016 after the floods killed 23 people and damaged hundreds of buildings in the state.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested On Arson Charges In Spaghetti And Steakhouse Restaurant Fire
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