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.
NEW: Pres Trump has approved Arizona’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. Thank you, @realDonaldTrump! This will bring more resources & assets to bear in our fight against #COVID19. We’re grateful for the Administration's continued partnership & collaboration.— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 4, 2020
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.