President Trump approves Florida Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Florida Disaster Declaration to supplement efforts related to the coronavirus. (MGN)

On Wednesday, President Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

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

Federal funding is also available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for all areas in the state of Florida impacted by COVID-19.