Expiring State COVID-19 Emergency Declarations: Effects on Federal Aid [February 25, 2021] [open pdf - 577KB]
From the Document: "Some states, tribes, and territories (hereinafter 'states') may consider rescinding or sun-setting their state-level emergency and disaster declarations, as states make progress in containing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Regardless of state decisions, the federal declarations of a public health emergency (under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. §247d)), two national emergencies (under the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. §1601 et seq.) and the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. §§5121 et seq., henceforth referred to as the Stafford Act)) and major disasters for each state (also under the Stafford Act) remain in place. This Insight examines the potential impact of lapsing state emergency declarations on the availability of federal aid, either generally or with respect to certain expenses, provided through the Stafford Act as well as five COVID-19 related supplements, including  the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123);  the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA, P.L. 116-127);  the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, P.L. 116-136);  the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-139); and  the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (P.L. 116-159)."
CRS Insight, IN11616
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/