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Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders requests 30-day extension of 100% federal funding



Little Rock, Arkansas – On May 5, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders submitted a request to the federal government for a 30-day extension of the 100% federal cost share for state and local resources in the counties of Pulaski, Lonoke, and Cross.

A cost share for tornado recovery expenses had been granted by President Biden in the past for a period of thirty days, but as that initial period of time draws to a close, the communities that were affected continue to experience tremendous financial problems.

“It’s clear that we still have a long road ahead for our state, and that cleanup efforts will impose substantial costs on affected communities,” said Governor Sanders. “I’m thankful for the federal government’s prior approval of my 100 percent cost share request, but as that program’s initial thirty days come to an end, Arkansans are still struggling. Today, I’m asking our federal partners to extend the cost share agreement by an additional thirty days to help Arkansas get back on its feet.”

The severe storms and tornadoes that slammed Arkansas on March 31, 2023, caused major damage to highly populated areas, and towns are still attempting to repair and rebuild what was damaged or lost as a result of the storms and tornadoes.

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