The State of Connecticut has received an extension from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approval to apply for reimbursement for statewide emergency feeding efforts until July 20. These vital efforts will continue to be coordinated by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture in partnership with the many state and local agencies and nonprofit providers, including community food banks.
FEMA has approved providing food support to the following populations:
- Individuals infected or exposed to COVID-19 that require isolation and quarantine but not hospitalization;
- Individuals who are asymptomatic but are at high risk, such as people over 65 or those who have certain underlying health conditions; and
- Individuals who do not have the resources to prepare or obtain meals, are facing food insecurity, and are not eligible for other public nutrition programs.
This extension helps the state ensure that it can continue to provide food support to the many residents, families, and children impacted by COVID-19.