A new declaration granting that Texas is in a state of disaster will allow Texas to receive to Federal Aid.
The disaster declaration comes after an increasing number of coronavirus cases in the State of Texas.
According to the White House:
"The President’s action makes Federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals in all areas in the State of Texas."
"Federal funding is also available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for all areas in the State of Texas impacted by COVID-19."
Governor Abbott reacted to the declaration on Twitter:
“GREAT NEWS, President Trump just granted a Major Disaster Declaration for Texas. This will expand the resources available to Texas & speed our ability to robustly respond to #coronavirus.”