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The President has approved Governor Parson’s request for federal major disaster declaration for the state of Missouri.

Governor Parson requested the Public Assistance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency be used to reimburse eligible expenditures made by local governments, nonprofit organizations, and the state for emergency protective measures.

“I appreciate the President acting quickly on my disaster declaration request and the commitment of federal resources as we battle this unprecedented public health and economic threat to Missourians,” Governor Parson said. “As I’ve said throughout our COVID-19 response effort, we will continue to pursue every way possible to adapt and deliver additional resources to help protect the health of Missourians and promote long-term recovery.”

The Governor requested the federal disaster declaration on Tuesday, March 24th.