Environmental threats on the rise as costly geopolitical problems loom as well.
The Hawaii congresswoman says the money could help with rent, payroll and other operating expenses.
While concerns mount about the psychological stress fire victims are experiencing, officials say there has not been an increase in suicide rates.
Hawaii has tens of thousands of federal workers, including active duty military, who could be affected.
The company's chief executive was one of several Hawaii power industry officials called to testify at the first congressional hearing into the Aug. 8 wildfires.
A House oversight committee will hold its first public hearing focused on the role of Hawaiian Electric in the Aug. 8 Maui fires.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee sent a letter to FEMA's top administrator asking questions about its response to the Maui wildfires.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who traveled to Maui earlier this month to witness the devastation, has vowed to get to the bottom of what happened when a wildfire destroyed much of the coastal community killing at least 115 people.
President Biden has already approved a disaster declaration that allows Hawaii to access federal relief aid.