President Donald Trump approved the declaration in response to COVID-19.
Federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Florida in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the state on Wednesday, March 25. The aid will supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas impacted by COVID-19. The move also makes federal dollars available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals throughout the state, according to a news release from FEMA.
Federal funding also is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance under Public Assistance, for all areas in Florida impacted by COVID-19.