NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will provide an additional $300 per week in federal assistance to people who are unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it's approved Tennessee’s request for a grant to give to people on top of their regular unemployment benefits.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier this month making the money available. It was announced as a $400-per-week benefit, but put the burden on the states to pay $100 a week of that amount.
Thank you, President @realDonaldTrump and @FEMA for approving Tennessee's request for the Lost Wages Assistance grant. We're thankful for this added benefit for Tennesseans in a time of economic crisis. https://t.co/3BVtlNafvj— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) August 24, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor issued recent guidance saying states would not have to contribute that money.
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