Maximizing Assistance To Respond to COVID-19

CourtExecutive Office Of The President
Citation87 FR 12391
Published date04 March 2022
Record Number2022-04778
Presidential Documents
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Memorandum of March 1, 2022
Maximizing Assistance To Respond to COVID–19
Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security [and] the Adminis-
trator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the
laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207 (the
‘‘Stafford Act’’), I hereby order as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of my Administration to combat and
respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) pandemic with the
full capacity and capability of the Federal Government to protect and support
our families, schools, and businesses, and to assist State, local, Tribal, and
territorial governments to do the same, including through emergency and
disaster assistance available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and through Federal support of the Governors’ use of the National
Guard.
Sec. 2. Assistance for Category B COVID–19 Emergency Protective Measures.
FEMA shall provide a 100 percent Federal cost share for all work eligible
for assistance under Public Assistance Category B, pursuant to sections
403 (42 U.S.C. 5170b), 502 (42 U.S.C. 5192), and 503 (42 U.S.C. 5193)
of the Stafford Act, including work described in section 3(a) of the Presi-
dential Memorandum of January 21, 2021 (Memorandum to Extend Federal
Support to Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID–
19 and to Increase Reimbursement and Other Assistance Provided to States),
and in section 2 of that memorandum on the Governors’ use of the National
Guard, performed from January 20, 2020, through July 1, 2022.
Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this memorandum shall be con-
strued to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency,
or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable
law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right
or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by
any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities,
its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
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(d) The Administrator of FEMA is authorized and directed to publish
this memorandum in the Federal Register.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, March 1, 2022
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