| Covid-19 | Aug 25, 2020

FEMA Announces First States Approved for Lost Wages Supplemental Assistance

FEMA approved the first set of states (Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico) for the Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance program, which has been allocated up to $44 billion in Stafford Act Disaster Relief Funding to provide individuals with supplemental payments for lost wages due to COVID-19. States and territories can apply for the federal grants if they agree to certain conditions, such as a 25% state cost share and to administer the program in conjunction with the state’s unemployment insurance system. Individual recipients must be currently eligible for at least $100 per week in unemployment insurance compensation and can receive up to $400 per week through this program.