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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020 2 months ago

Florida disaster declaration approved

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President Donald Trump approved the declaration in response to COVID-19.
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

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.

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and the West Orange Observer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. Contact Eric at...

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