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President Trump approves Major Disaster Declaration for Arizona

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 00:29:30-04

President Trump in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Arizona’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, according to Governor Doug Ducey.

The declaration makes available additional federal assets and resources to aid Arizona’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Governor Ducey wrote a letter to President Trump on April 1 requesting the disaster declaration.

According to a statement from the Governor's office, Saturday's disaster declaration will provide Arizona access to expanded mental health care, supplement the efforts of tribal health care workers, provide grants to reduce the risk of loss of life or property during future emergencies, make available legal assistance to low-income Arizonans, expand food assistance and other services to low-income households impacted by COVID-19 and more.

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