Trump Approves Major Disaster
Declaration for Illinois
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[August 03, 2020]
— FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available
for the state of Illinois to supplement the state, tribes and local
recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease
2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020 and continuing.
The President's action makes federal funding
available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals in all
areas of the state of Illinois.
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.
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Steven W. Johnson 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
[FEMA News Desk]