FEMA Public Assistance Grant: Leveraging Funds to Provide Meals to Vulnerable Families and Children During COVID-19

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*New Update*: On February 2, 2021, the Biden administration issued a Memorandum allowing FEMA to increase the  Federal cost-share for all work-eligible under FEMA’s existing COVID-19 policies for assistance under Public Assistance Category B from 75 to 100 percent (see FEMA’s latest cost-sharing guidance here). This full reimbursement is available beginning from January 2020 through September 30, 2021. See the resource for other details including examples of innovative state practices participating in FEMA public assistance grants to provide food to vulnerable families during the pandemic.