BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated an initial $4,499,304 in federal funding to Josephine County in support of two vaccine distribution centers in Oregon – one in Grants Pass and another in Cave Junction. FEMA provides funding at 100 percent federal share of eligible reimbursable expenses for this project.
Josephine County plans to administer up to 1,500 vaccinations per day per site during an estimated 90-day period. The emergency response activities will include providing labor, security, refrigeration, supplies, equipment, and facility rental to support the vaccination effort.
For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has streamlined the Public Assistance Grant Program application and reimbursement process to get funds to applicants faster. Expedited reimbursements help local, state, and tribal officials address immediate threats to life, public health, and safety.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.