FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant For Oklahoma


Wednesday, August 19th 2020, 12:22 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Okla. -

More help is on the way for those who have lost their job due to the pandemic.

President Trump has made up to $44-billion available from FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund in what the U.S. government calls an unprecedented program. Oklahoma applied for the FEMA grant and learned this week the state's been approved. That will open up $300 a week for Oklahomans who are unemployed because of COVID-19. That's on top of their regular unemployment benefits.

FEMA says recipients should get backpay starting from August 1. The assistance will go until the $44 billion from FEMA runs out, Congress passes a new compensation plan, or December 27th 2020. To learn more about FEMA’s lost wages supplemental payment assistance, CLICK HERE