Message to Recovery Partners from Kevin Snyder, FEMA

From: Snyder, Kevin <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:06 AM

Dear Recovery Partners,

I am happy to share the FEMA Region 3 Interagency Recovery Coordination Task Force COVID-19’s Impact on the Human and Social Services Sector. The human and social services sector has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand for services has grown dramatically, at the same time as revenue losses and staff layoffs threaten the safety net so vital to those hardest hit by the economic downturn.

This report raises awareness about the challenges facing this sector that are critical to the safety and wellbeing of our citizens and the survival of the organizations that serve them. Summarizing existing and available research and analysis, the report highlights the situation in Region 3, but also provides data on the situation for the nation. The nonprofit sector, for example, has lost 8% of all employees nationwide since February 2020, while in critical fields the losses have been more severe – with 11% unemployment in educational services and 12% in social assistance.

This work would not have been possible without the thoughtful contributions and feedback from partners such as HHS, USDA, the National Council of Nonprofits, and many others (see those acknowledgements in the report!). We extend our thanks to all of them.

Please share this report widely within your networks and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Take care and stay in touch!

Kevin I. Snyder

Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Recovery | Interagency Recovery Coordination Task Force | Region 3
Mobile: (202) 340-7065
Federal Emergency Management Agency