The National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey today applauded President Biden for extending the federal government’s 100 percent reimbursement of COVID-19 emergency response costs to states, tribes and territories through July 1. This includes the continued use of Title 32 National Guard response forces.
“On behalf of the National Governors Association, we applaud the President for extending his commitment to reimburse states, tribes and territories for costs incurred in response to COVID-19, including the most recent spikes due to the Omicron variant. This funding is critical to protect and support families, schools and businesses.”
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients told Governors on a conference call today about the President approving the extension of FEMA support, including testing, vaccination sites, and assistance to hospitals. The NGA first urged the federal government to provide 100 percent reimbursement in April of 2020.