The White House announced Saturday that President Trump has approved Michigan’s request for a disaster declaration.
“Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected,” the White House said in a statement.
This approval comes as Trump and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have exchanged attacks in recent days about the federal response to the coronavirus as well as the actions of both leaders.
The declaration means federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments as well as certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for all areas in Michigan impacted by Covid-19.