President Trump approves Montana disaster declaration

Posted at 9:02 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 16:15:50-04

President Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Montana on Tuesday evening.

Federal assistance has been sent to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures.

This includes direct Federal assistance for all areas in the State of Montana impacted by coronavirus.

Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Lee K. dePalo as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State.