FEMA to provide $94.5M in federal aid for those impacted by Maui fires
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced a plan to provide nearly $95 million to Hawaiʻi to cover the cost of housing, meals, and various other services for those struggling from the recent Maui fires.
“This is a down payment on what is necessary, but it is essential help,” said US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i). “We will keep working as hard as we can to help to bring federal resources for Lāhainā’s recovery,” said Sen. Schatz, who is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The $94,557,012.53 in new FEMA money covers the 90% federal cost share for temporary housing, meals and services through November for thousands of people impacted by the Maui fires.
Working with the Biden Administration and congressional leaders, Sen. Schatz has led efforts to bring federal resources to Maui. Last week on the Senate’s first day back in session, Sen. Schatz delivered a speech on the Senate floor outlining the impacts of the devastating fires and the need for additional federal support.