Full Video: Pres. Obama Speaks on Drought Fresno, Promises Aid
Pres. Obama visited Fresno, considered to be the community hardest hit by California’s drought, and promised federal help Friday.
The Obama Administration broke down $183 million in aid ahead of his visit.
$100 million would go toward livestock disaster assistance for farmers in the state, which is included in the 2014 Farm Bill.
“Exceptional” drought areas would get a $15 million boost in water conservation assistance. This money would also help parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado and New Mexico.
$5 million would help communities heavily impacted by the drought to fix watershed issues.
Another $60 million would go toward California’s food banks, and $3 million in grants for communities with water shortages.
The president also said that federal facilities would reduce water use.