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President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Illinois


WASHINGTON–FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Illinois to supplement the state, tribes and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning Jan. 20 and continuing.
The president’s action makes federal funding available for crisis counseling for affected individuals in all areas of the state of Illinois.
Federal funding is also available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance under public assistance, for all areas affected by COVID-19 at a federal cost share of 75 percent.
Steven W. Johnson has been named as the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.