FEMA

Feds: Florida, Missouri, Texas accounted for 40 percent of all COVID-19 cases last week

BY: - July 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — Amid a rise in infections and hospitalizations from the surging delta variant of COVID-19, the Biden administration is boosting money and other assistance to the hardest-hit areas of the country. This week, just three states with lower vaccination rates — Florida, Texas and Missouri — accounted for 40 percent of all cases nationwide.  […]

Biden allocates $1B to prepare for hurricane, wildfire season

BY: - May 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is doubling the amount of federal funding to help states prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, he announced Monday. His administration is directing $1 billion to the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program, which sends resources to communities, states, and tribal governments to prepare for extreme weather events. […]

FEMA gets more funds for COVID-19 funeral expenses

BY: - March 24, 2021

Starting next month, those who couldn’t afford to bury their loved ones who died of COVID-19 will have help available from the federal government. As part of the latest covid relief bill, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will receive an additional $50 billion for their Disaster Relief Fund, “to cover costs associated with major […]

Feds release unemployment guidance, could be a long time before supplements reach Ohioans

BY: - August 17, 2020

As promised, the U.S. Department of Labor last week released guidance to the states on how it will disburse money to supplement unemployment checks. But it’s far from clear when — or whether — hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Ohioans will see those funds. A $600-a-week federal supplement had been credited with keeping millions of […]

Pandemic strains emergency responders with more disasters on horizon

BY: - June 4, 2020

Federal officials have more money than ever to respond to disasters, but some worry their focus on the pandemic could hamstring efforts to recover from other catastrophes. Congressional Democrats and health experts have warned in recent weeks that the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s pandemic response could come at the cost of its response to tornadoes, […]