Maximizing Assistance To Respond to COVID-19, 12391-12392 [2022-04778]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / Presidential Documents 12391 Presidential Documents Memorandum of March 1, 2022 Maximizing Assistance To Respond to COVID–19 Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security [and] the Administrator 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 Presidential 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 construed 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC2 (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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Mar 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MRO0.SGM 04MRO0 12392 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / Presidential Documents (d) The Administrator of FEMA is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, March 1, 2022 [FR Doc. 2022–04778 Filed 3–3–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Mar 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MRO0.SGM 04MRO0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with FR_PREZDOC2 Billing code 9111–23–P

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2022)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 12391-12392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-04778]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2022 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 12391]]


                Memorandum of March 1, 2022

                
Maximizing Assistance To Respond to COVID-19

                Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security [and] 
                the Administrator 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 Presidential 
                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 construed 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.

[[Page 12392]]

                    (d) The Administrator of FEMA is authorized and 
                directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal 
                Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, March 1, 2022

[FR Doc. 2022-04778
Filed 3-3-22; 8:45 am]
Billing code 9111-23-P