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LaMalfa Statement on FEMA Grants for Carr Fire Recovery

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after FEMA issued two federal grants totaling nearly $16.5 million to the State of California for Carr Fire recovery. The first grant issued almost $6.5 million in federal funding to the city of Redding for the restoration of their power grid. The second grant issued almost $10 million in funding due to a federal cost share increase from 75% to 90% to the California Department of Resources Recycle and Recovery (CalRecycle) for debris removal per a provision in H.J.Res. 31 secured by Congressman LaMalfa.

LaMalfa said: “It’s been over a year and a half since the Carr Fire engulfed over 220,000 acres, destroyed over 1600 structures, and caused eight of our citizens to lose their lives in Shasta County. I’m grateful for these FEMA grants, and they will help our constituents continue the ongoing recovery process. I am dedicated to working with Congress and the Administration to ensure the North State rebounds from these tragic fires as quickly as possible.”

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.

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