News Release

The White House, Washington

Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians by authorizing an increase in the level of federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of February 14 to February 15, 2019.

Under the major disaster declaration issued for the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians on March 26, 2019, federal funding was made available for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation at 75 percent of the total eligible costs.

Under the President's order yesterday, the federal share for Public Assistance has been increased to 90 percent of the total eligible costs.

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