Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Hannah Stevens
WASHINGTON—FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor has approved Kentucky for a FEMA grant in the Lost Wages Assistance program. The FEMA grant will permit the state to give out $400 per week ($100 in state funds, $300 in federal funds), in addition to their regular unemployment benefits for workers affected with COVID-19. The FEMA and the Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear will collaborate to create a system that makes this funding available for residents of Kentucky.
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Former President Trump made up to $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund accessible to provide financial assistance for Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on August 8, 2020. Nowadays, Kentucky agreed to run a program to help its residents who lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
Assistance was previously approved for Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah.
You should also check out the Lost Wages Grant for Maine.
FEMA is looking forward to working with governors from additional states that agree to run a lost wages program to provide financial relief for unemployed Americans.
Have you checked out the federal Pandemic Grants for Individuals?