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FEMA: New $300 a week available for Tennessee unemployed

There’s good news for those panicked by the end of the weekly $600 federal post to state unemployment. New money is now available for local unemployed through FEMA Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance. {File Photo}

On Saturday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a grant that would give those unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic an extra $300 a week on top of state-provided unemployment. It’s part of the Lost Wages Assistance Program. FEMA made up to $44 billion available from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans.

It’s great news for locals who are struggling to make ends meet after the $600 a week federal boost to state unemployment ended through the CARES Act on July 25.

For more information, visit the FEMA Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance Guidelines page by clicking here. Those who would like to apply may do so through the portal. •

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