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President Donald Trump approves Florida's disaster declaration for COVID-19

Governor Ron DeSantis requests major disaster declaration from President Trump
Posted at 3:08 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 18:34:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — President Donald Trump has approved Gov. Ron DeSantis' major disaster declaration, which allows the state to activate federally funded programs.

President Trump approved the declaration on Wednesday afternoon.

The move makes federal funding 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 Florida impacted by COVID-19.

It also makes federal funding available for crisis counseling for affected individuals in all areas in the State of Florida.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further assessments.