CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) announced today that $46,077,160 in federal funding has been made available to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of March 31, 2020.
This funding will reimburse Cleveland Clinic Foundation for costs to expand capacity at their existing medical facility to treat COVID-19 patients and to purchase and distribute medical supplies, ventilators and personal protective equipment.
“FEMA’s Public Assistance Program is an important resource for communities affected by COVID-19,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting regional administrator, FEMA Region 5. “This grant funding has helped ensure the availability of critical medical services in Ohio to combat this virus.”
“Areas in and around Cleveland continue to have the second highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the state,” said Ohio Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Sima Merick. “This funding allows for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to continue its mission of providing critical medical care to patients.”
FEMA provides a 75 percent federal share of eligible reimbursable expenses for this project, which totals $46,077,160. The eligible cost for this project is $61,436,213.
FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding to local government jurisdictions and eligible private non-profits for the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged infrastructure as well as costs incurred for debris removal, disaster cleanup and emergency actions taken to protect lives or property. To learn more, visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.