Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday asked President Trump to formally declare a “major disaster” in Arizona, a move that could mean more federal cash for the state’s pandemic response efforts.
Arizona already is set to receive an estimated $4.2 billion in aid from the national stimulus package adopted Friday. While that measure is broadly geared toward reviving the economy, the major disaster declaration would specifically support disaster-response efforts implemented by state and local governments.
If the president approves Ducey’s request, funding would come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to the Governor’s Office, it would help: