Governor Brown, California Congressional Delegation Submit Federal Funding Request for Wildfire Recovery
Today, Governor Jerry Brown joined California’s two U.S. Senators and 39 members of the California congressional delegation to request $7.4 billion in federal funding to assist in wildfire relief and recovery efforts throughout the state. Governor Brown also expedited more than $40 million in state funds for immediate recovery efforts, including cleanup, hazardous waste removal, and assistance for Californians impacted by the fires that are not eligible for federal aid.
In the letter sent to the White House today, Governor Brown and California’s members of Congress urge President Trump and Congress to work quickly to provide a supplemental disaster-related appropriation to support the state as it recovers from October’s devastating fires. The federal funding would be dedicated to cleanup, recovery and assistance programs, housing support, local health services, and reconstruction, among other causes. More information about the federal funding request is available in the governor’s press release.