President Trump approves Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Missouri was included in President Donald Trump’s declaration of a federal major disaster declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday.

It makes federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program available for the state, local governments and nonprofit organizations in Missouri responding to the coronavirus from Jan. 20 and continuing.

“I appreciate the President acting quickly on my disaster declaration request and the commitment of federal resources as we battle this unprecedented public health and economic threat to Missourians,” Governor Mike Parson said in a statement. “As I’ve said throughout our COVID-19 response effort, we will continue to pursue every way possible to adapt and deliver additional resources to help protect the health of Missourians and promote long-term recovery.”

Parson made the request Tuesday.

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