How long will it take states, territories and the District of Columbia to administer that funding to individuals? Will it vary?

The timeframe to administer funding to individuals will vary by applicant. States, territories and the District of Columbia must adjust their unemployment insurance system to access these funds and accommodate program requirements, such as claimant eligibility, which may factor into delivery time state/territory systems and capabilities vary. The Department of Labor estimates an average of three weeks from Aug. 8, as states, territories and the District of Columbia adjust their systems concurrently with FEMA’s review process. However, at least one state has estimated it will have all payments out retroactive to Aug. 1, 2020, in less than one week from grant award.

Last updated March 4, 2022