FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Massachusetts

FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide up to $44 billion in financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to COVID-19 pandemic.
August 22, 2020

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Pete Gaynor approved Massachusetts for a  FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program. FEMA’s grant funding will allow Massachusetts to provide $300 per week — on top of their regular unemployment benefit — to those unemployed due to COVID-19. FEMA will work with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to implement a system to make this funding available to Massachusetts residents.

On Aug. 8, 2020, President Trump made available up to $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the state of Massachusetts agreed to administer a lost wages program for its citizens who are unemployed due to COVID-19.

FEMA looks forward to working with the governors of additional states who agree to administer a lost wages program to bring financial relief to unemployed Americans.

To see a list of states previously approved for lost wages assistance, go to: https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/lost-wages-assistance-approved-states

To learn more about FEMA’s lost wages supplemental payment assistance, visit: https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/fema-lost-wages-supplemental-payment-assistance

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  1. My family and i have been waiting for a stimulas checks and we are still waiting.my husband cant work due to covid hes self employed and we have two teenage boys.My husband applied for unemployment and hes still waiting at this point we dont know what to do were watching so many people who havent worked a day in there life get 15, 000 buying cars going on vacation.We cant even buy new clothes or sheets and blankets for our children.Its depleating so this is great although u really need to know where and who moneys going to.

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