DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $42.8 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Wyoming. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020.
The FEMA funding includes:
- $41 million to the Wyoming Department of Health for community-based testing services at 61 sites throughout the state and at congregate housing facilities, as needed. Laboratory processing, data collection and reporting were also activities covered by this funding.
- $1.8 million to the Wyoming Department of Health for a COVID-19 information campaign that included a variety of media outlets including billboards, digital, online publications, digital video, print ads, radio, television, and cable.
This funding is authorized under the January 21, 2021, Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense & the Secretary of Homeland Security and Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at www.fema.gov/assistance/public.