How to determine whether the state is/was in a FEMA disaster area that was designated for individual assistance?

  • Go to the FEMA website:
  • Pick the State from the state drop-down. Click on the “Apply" button.
  • Click on the most recent link for ‘COVID-19 Pandemic.’
  • Go to the Financial Assistance section: if it says “individual assistance”, then this event applies; if it only says “public assistance” then it doesn’t apply.

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