Federal government approves disaster declaration for Maine for coronavirus response

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Maine as the state response to the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Janet Mills said Saturday.The disaster declaration will make critical federal assistance available to state agencies and municipalities, the governor said.The declaration will allow state agencies and municipalities in all of Maine’s 16 counties to be reimbursed for 75% of approved costs associated with their coronavirus response.”I welcome this support from the federal government. It will bolster the response of our state agencies and municipalities who are working to protect the public’s health and safety during these unprecedented times,” Mills said.Mills said the Trump administration continues to review other requests for aid, including additional resources to support child care, behavioral health and legal services.

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Maine as the state response to the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Janet Mills said Saturday.

The disaster declaration will make critical federal assistance available to state agencies and municipalities, the governor said.

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The declaration will allow state agencies and municipalities in all of Maine’s 16 counties to be reimbursed for 75% of approved costs associated with their coronavirus response.

“I welcome this support from the federal government. It will bolster the response of our state agencies and municipalities who are working to protect the public’s health and safety during these unprecedented times,” Mills said.

Mills said the Trump administration continues to review other requests for aid, including additional resources to support child care, behavioral health and legal services.