California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration
Article Source: CA Governor Newsom
California Secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Support State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response
– Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that President Donald
Trump has approved California’s request, submitted earlier today, for a presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster California’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts.
today we requested a presidential Major Disaster Declaration and this
afternoon we got it,” said Governor Newsom. “The declaration will
supplement our state’s comprehensive COVID-19 surge planning and make
vital resources available. We appreciate the quick response and
partnership from the White House.”
Major Disaster Declaration makes federal funding available to state,
tribal and local governments for emergency protective measures,
including direct federal assistance, and makes funding available for
crisis counseling for impacted individuals.