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Trump approves major disaster declaration for Florida

By Staff | Mar 25, 2020

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for Florida to supplement the state, tribes and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20 and continuing.

The president’s action makes federal funding available for crisis counseling for affected individuals in all areas of the state.

Federal funding is also available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance under public assistance, for all areas affected by COVID-19 at a federal cost share of 75 percent.

Gracia B. Szczech has been named as the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.