FEMA: Federal Support to Expand National COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

Testing is critical to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and mitigate its threat to public health. President Trump has led a historic effort to revolutionize testing in the United States to confront this challenge.  Under President Trump’s Guidelines for Opening America Up Again, states should meet at least five metrics […]

FEMA: $200 Million in Supplemental Funding Provided for Resources that Support Economic Emergencies including Hunger and Homelessness

Today, FEMA announced $200 million in supplemental funding allocations to local jurisdictions across the country to supplement local service organizations that provide critical resources to people with economic emergencies, which include our hungry and homeless populations. In addition to the $200 million supplemental funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and […]

EDA: $2 Million Invested to Support Economic Development Planning and Disaster Resiliency Efforts in Arkansas

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc., (SEAEDD) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to establish a new headquarters facility in Pine Bluff. The EDA grant will be matched with $399,000 […]

FEMA: Crisis Counseling due to COVID-19 Approved for 30 States

Today, FEMA announced approval of 30 states and the District of Columbia for its Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training program. The program helps fund state-provided crisis counseling services to residents struggling with stress and anxiety as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. FEMA previously funded crisis counseling in six […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for South Carolina due to Severe Storms

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds from April 12 to April 13, 2020. The President’s action makes […]

EDA: $550,280 Invested to Support Disaster Resiliency Efforts in Midwest States

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $550,280 grant to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), of Washington, D.C., to provide disaster recovery technical assistance to states across the Midwest that were impacted by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. The EDA grant will […]

EDA: $13 Million Invested to Build Disaster Resilient Business Incubator in Puerto Rico Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $13 million grant to the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce to establish a disaster resilient research and business facility to support high-growth businesses focused on the health and medical tourism industries. […]

EDA: $1.5 Million Invested to Support Disaster Resiliency Planning in Des Moines, IA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the Iowa Economic Development Authority of Des Moines, Iowa, to develop and integrate comprehensive disaster assessments and resiliency plans for Mills and Fremont counties. The EDA grant will […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Tennessee Due to Severe Storms

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds and tornadoes from April 12 – 13, 2020. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected […]

FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky due to Severe Storms

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Feb. 3 – 29, 2020. Federal funding also is available to commonwealth and eligible local […]