WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump declared Friday that a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan 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 Jan. 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 Michigan.
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 Michigan impacted by COVID-19.
Pete Gaynor, administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, named James K. Joseph as the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further assessments.
NEWS: Trump approves a disaster declaration for Michigan (after spending the latter part of the week attacking that state’s governor).— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) March 28, 2020