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In March, President Trump made history as he pro-actively granted 100 percent cost-share under Title 32 Status, becoming the first president to do so.

The recent extension — the 75 percent cost-share — was the baseline policy for all states. However, the governors from Texas and Florida directly appealed to President Trump for a continuation of the 100 percent cost share being necessary to support the Guard’s efforts in the two states.

Guard personnel will continue to receive the same benefits across all states. States also have the choice to utilize their COVID federal relief fund dollars to cover the rest of the 25 percent cost share.

“President Trump took another unprecedented action to help governors and local leaders across the country defeat the Coronavirus by authorizing an extension of the National Guard under Title 32 status through the end of the calendar year,” said White House official Karoline Leavitt. “Now, the brave men and women of the National Guard can continue their essential efforts on the ground, including assisting healthcare workers at nursing homes, facilitating the distribution of necessary supplies, supporting food security efforts and community-based testing.”

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall