The United States Department of Homeland Security announced on Tuesday it will spend $9 billion over the next five years to help victims of the coronaviruses coronavivirus and dengue virus recover, a program that is expected to help about half of the country’s 5.6 million people.
The National Flood Insurance Program will help about 5.2 million Americans who have lost their homes, pay for medical expenses and pay for home repairs, the agency said.
The money will come from the Emergency Disaster Relief Fund, which is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“We have a lot of work to do to get these things done, but we have a very big and ambitious program,” FEMA Administrator Brock Long said.
FEMA will also provide more than $4.7 billion in disaster aid to help states and territories, and $1.9 billion in assistance for the poorest and most vulnerable Americans, the White House said.
It also pledged to create $3 billion in federal funds to help farmers, ranchers and small businesses.
The federal government will also be sending $100 million to help those affected by the coronas coronaviral and dents coronavireas outbreaks.
The administration also announced that $1 billion in aid will go to victims of tropical storm Harvey, which was the most powerful hurricane in US history.
This is the second such agreement announced by the Trump administration, which has already provided $7 billion for the relief effort.