FEMA Extends Full Reimbursement for COVID-19 Response

This week, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend the federal government’s 100 percent reimbursement of eligible COVID-19 emergency response costs incurred by states, tribes, and territories through April 1, 2022. The extension of FEMA reimbursement also includes 100 percent federal reimbursement for National Guard personnel deployed to assist in COVID-19 response.

Recall, President Biden issued an order on his second day in office directing FEMA to cover full state emergency costs in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reimbursement order was extended in August through the end of the year amid the COVID-19 delta variant surge experienced this summer.

The full directive extending reimbursement to April 2022 is available here.