A Quick Explanation of How the Stafford Act Affects Emergency Management and Response

This week life as we know it changed drastically, and a presidential declaration significantly changed the federal government’s ability to respond and provide resources for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Friday, President Trump declared the coronavirus a national emergency and invoked the Stafford Act or, the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1988, enabling FE