WISCONSIN — On Saturday, President Donald Trump approved Wisconsin's Disaster Declaration.
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With this disaster declaration, the president ordered federal assistance to the recovery efforts of the state.
According to a White House press release, "Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for all areas in the State of Wisconsin impacted by COVID-19."
This disaster declaration will help bring relief to the COVID-19 crisis in Wisconsin, as it applies to all 72 counties within the state.
Following the approval, Governor Tony Evers released this statement:
“I am grateful for the swift action of the federal government in reviewing our request for a major disaster declaration,” Gov. Evers said. “The assistance granted today will help ensure Wisconsin can gain access to critical assistance as we continue our work to respond to this pandemic.”
According to a press release from the governor, "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified the state today that it is granting the request for Public Assistance to help provide reimbursement for emergency protective measures taken by state and local governments in their response to the COVID-19 outbreak."
Governor Evers requested this Disaster Declaration back on March 31, in hopes that it would allow the state to access critical programs that could assist with COVID-19.
You can read Governor Evers' full letter to President Trump here: