The response and recovery from COVID-19 will be the largest relief assistance program in American history by far and will take a whole-of-America partnership, every step of the way. FEMA is working with federal partners to ensure that the economic needs of American families, workers, and small businesses are addressed. Below are some of the efforts that have been announced to support people experiencing economic hardship during this crisis or visit https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/economic for more details.


President Donald J. Trump signed the CARES Act to provide relief to American families, workers, and the heroic healthcare workers on the frontline of this outbreak.

Learn what types of assistance are included in the CARES Act from the U.S. Department of Treasury.

FEMA Assistance

FEMA extended the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days.

FEMA is suspending rent payment through July for disaster survivors living in FEMA-purchased temporary housing units in California, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

The CARES Act provides an additional $45 billion to our Disaster Relief Fund, more than doubling the amount available to support the President’s Emergency and Disaster Declarations.

Other Agencies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is distributing $100 billion in relief funding included in the CARES Act to healthcare providers.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing low-interest disaster loans for small businesses and the Paycheck Protection Program through the CARES Act.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days.

The U.S. Department of Education announced all borrowers with federally held student loans will have zero interest rates for at least 60 days.

The U.S. Department of Labor has allocated up to $100 million for Dislocated Worker Grants to help address the workforce-related impacts related to COVID-19.

Many telecommunication companies are working with the Federal Communications Commission to “Keep Americans Connected” to their broadband or telephone access during the COVID-19 response.

See more answers to frequently asked questions at coronavirus.gov.