CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $1,058,537 in federal funding has been made available to Michigan State Police/Emergency Management Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) for costs associated with the administration of the Public Assistance Grant Program.
This grant funding is part of FEMA’s efforts in response to the COVID-19 federal disaster declaration on March 27, 2020. This funding will reimburse the MSP/EMHSD for costs incurred during the administration of the Public Assistance Grant Program.
“FEMA’s Public Assistance Program will be an important resource for communities affected by COVID-19,” said FEMA Region V Administrator James K. Joseph. “By funding these management costs, the state of Michigan is able to ensure a more seamless federal grant process to allow for faster recovery in communities impacted by the pandemic.”
“As we continue to address the impacts of COVID-19 on our state, this funding will help ensure we are able to serve and assist our communities in recovering from this pandemic, said Capt. Kevin Sweeney, deputy state director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. “We appreciate our partnership with FEMA as we work to slow the spread of this illness.”
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.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
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