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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved grants for 30 states, the agency says, clearing the way for an additional $300 per week on top of the regular state unemployment benefit to those who lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants from FEMA were authorized by President Donald Trump who ordered the agency to spend up to $44 billion on federal unemployment benefits. The money would come from the agency’s Disaster Relief Fund.

According to a release from FEMA, its authorization to use the Disaster Relief Fund is in addition to the $8.8 billion FEMA has already allocated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thirty states have been approved to send workers the $300 weekly unemployment benefit, money above the amount states pay each week.

The states approved for the funds so far are:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington