President Biden Approves Aid for Colfax, Mora and San Miguel

President Joe Biden has approved the expansion of eligible federal aid for Colfax, Mora and San Miguel counties. These areas have been hit by fire damage from Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon. Previously, these three counties were not eligible for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This was due to damage assessments not being available in counties where fires were still active, FEMA said. The approval comes after the state of New Mexico requested immediate federal funding for the three provinces, along with the entire congressional delegation that sent Biden a letter approving the request. “Both fires were set by the federal government and the federal government must pick up the bill,” Congressman Leger Fernández said. “That’s why I continue to pressure President Biden to cover 100% of disaster relief costs.” Damage covered by the new request includes roads, bridges, water supplies, public buildings and utilities, as well as parks and recreational facilities. .For those affected by the fire damage, past KOAT coverage highlights the FAQs about applying for federal disaster relief. The five New Mexico counties that can qualify for aid are Lincoln, Valencia, and now Colfax, Mora and San Miguel counties.

President Joe Biden has approved the expansion of eligible federal aid for Colfax, Mora and San Miguel counties. These areas have been hit by fire damage from Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon.

Previously, these three counties were not eligible for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

This was due to damage assessments not being available in counties where fires were still active, FEMA said.

The approval comes after the state of New Mexico requested immediate federal funding for the three provinces, along with the entire congressional delegation that sent Biden a letter approving the request.

“Both fires were set by the federal government and the federal government must pick up the bill,” Congressman Leger Fernández said. “That’s why I continue to pressure President Biden to cover 100% of disaster relief costs.”

Damage covered by the new request includes roads, bridges, water supplies, public buildings and utilities, as well as parks and recreational facilities.

For those affected by the fire damage, past KOAT coverage highlights the FAQs about applying for federal disaster relief.

The five New Mexico counties that can qualify for aid are Lincoln, Valencia, and now Colfax, Mora and San Miguel counties.

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