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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for State of Arkansas

Release Date Release Number
HQ-20-068
Release Date:
April 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Arkansas to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2019 and continuing.

Public Assistance federal funding is available to the state 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 in the state of Arkansas affected by COVID-19 at a federal cost share of 75 percent.

George A. Robinson 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 assessments. 

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Last updated March 18, 2021