COVID-19 News Releases

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Below is a list of national news releases related to the COVID-19 response.

View a list of regional news releases.

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Lost Wages News Releases

View a list of states approved for lost wages assistance.

Press Releases

WASHINGTON—FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved California for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program.

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FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell spoke today at the White House about FEMA and the federal government’s continuing support in the ongoing response to COVID-19.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) announced today that $15,375,666 in federal funding has been made available to University Hospitals Health Systems for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of March 31, 2020.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division announced today that $44,934,145 in federal funding has been made available to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of March 27, 2020.
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FEMA has provided over $1.6 billion to more than 247,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.
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FEMA has provided over $1.47 billion to nearly 226,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced Tuesday that funding to support all eligible COVID-19 work will continue at a 100% federal cost share through April 1, 2022.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management Agency (WEM) announced today that $86,209,845 in federal funding has been made available to Wisconsin Department of Health Services for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of April 4, 2020.
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FEMA has provided over $1.2 billion to more than 196,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) announced today that $5,166,613 in federal funding has been made available to OhioHealth Corporation–Greater Columbus Area Hospitals for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the March 31, 2020, federal disaster declaration.
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News Desk

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Members of the media can contact the FEMA News Desk at:
FEMA-News-Desk@fema.dhs.gov

(202) 646-3272

Last updated July 6, 2021