OAKLAND, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted $7.7 million to San Luis Obispo County for COVID-19 vaccine distribution at three county-operated locations: Arroyo Grande High School, Cuesta College and the Paso Robles Event Center.
Funds will reimburse county expenses for personal protective equipment; facility costs and supplies required to store, handle, transport and administer vaccines; and efforts to share public information regarding vaccinations.
FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide the initial $7.7 million for the $15.4 million expedited project. Additional funding will be reimbursed upon submittal of documentation supporting further expenditures.
Public Assistance provides grants to government organizations and certain private nonprofit organizations following a presidential disaster declaration to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.
FEMA continues working with our partners ─ including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies ─ along with state, tribal and territorial authorities, private sector partners and others to assist, augment and expedite vaccinations in the United States.
We remain committed to helping Americans in their time of need and will continue to work with our partners to stop the spread of this disease.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in San Luis Obispo County, visit RecoverSLO.org/vaccine or call the county assistance center at (805) 543-2444, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
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