President approves disaster declaration for Mississippi

Joanna Estrada
April 7, 2020

President Donald Trump declared Monday that a major disaster exists in the state of MS and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning January 20, 2020, and continuing.

"I want to thank President Trump for quickly approving my request for this disaster declaration", Gov. Justice said.

Gov. Evers earlier this week requested the federal government provide programs to support the state's response to the pandemic.

Today's disaster declaration will provide Arizona access to expanded mental health care, supplement the efforts of tribal health care workers, provide grants to reduce the risk of loss of life or property during future emergencies, make available legal assistance to low-income Arizonans, expand food assistance and other services to low-income households impacted by COVID-19 and more. The Public Assistance funding approved Friday would reimburse for eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at the direction or guidance of public health officials.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to review the governor's request for Individual Assistance and Hazard Mitigation funding.

The major disaster declaration covers assistance to public entities and will cover eligible projects submitted by counties, cities, townships, tribes, and certain private, not-for-profit organizations.

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