White House Extends COVID Coverage of Non-Congregate Shelter Costs

August 24, 2021
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As coronavirus cases surge, President Biden issued a memo last week to order the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to keep covering certain costs associated with the pandemic.

The memo reads: “FEMA shall provide a 100 percent federal cost share for all work eligible for assistance under Public Assistance Category B,” which includes COVID-specific non-congregate shelter (NCS), through December 31, 2021.

This is an extension of a previous order for FEMA to fully reimburse state, local, tribal, and territorial governments through September 30, 2021, for emergency response costs associated with COVID-19.

Read the full memorandum.

Read FEMA's advisory.

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