FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Washington
August 27, 2020
WASHINGTON—FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved Washington for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program. FEMA’s grant funding will allow Washington to provide $300 per week—on top of their regular unemployment benefit—to those unemployed due to COVID-19. FEMA will work with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to implement a system to make this funding available to Washington 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.
To learn more about FEMA’s lost wages supplemental payment assistance, visit https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/fema-lost-wages-supplemental-payment-assistance.