https://www.fema.gov/ en FEMA Provides an Additional $6.1 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211117/fema-provides-additional-61-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $6.1 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $6.1 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $162.7 million in Public Assistance funding for the Utah COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The Utah Department of Health received $6.1 million for materials and contracts to equitably administer COVID-19 vaccinations to Utah citizens at 571 state-wide locations and to help distribute and communicate public information regarding vaccinations.</p> <p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/17/2021 - 17:43</span> Wed, 17 Nov 2021 17:43:55 +0000 anthony.mayne 628552 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $8.4 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211110/fema-provides-additional-84-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $8.4 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $8.4 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $156.6M in Public Assistance funding for the Utah COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The Utah Department of Health received the $8.4 million in funding from FEMA to purchased personal protective equipment (PPE) including, medical gowns, N95 masks, and gloves for pre-positioning and movement throughout the state of Utah, to manage, control and reduce the immediate threat of COVID 19.</p> <p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 18:53</span> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 18:53:25 +0000 anthony.mayne 628256 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Provided South Dakotans $3.8 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211105/fema-has-provided-south-dakotans-38-million-covid-19-related-funeral <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Provided South Dakotans $3.8 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA continues to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.</p> <p>Figures released this week, show that 529 South Dakotans have received more than $3.8 million in assistance. </p> <p>This assistance includes reimbursement for, but is not limited to cremation, burial expenses, transfer of remains, markers or headstones, transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual and other costs.</p> <p>Up to $9,000 per funeral is available for eligible expenses, with a maximum of $35,500 per application. There is currently no end date for this program.</p> <p>To apply, call FEMA at 844-684-6333, TTY: 800-462-7585. This is a special, dedicated toll-free phone number to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance with help from FEMA representatives. It is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MT. Multilingual services are available.</p> <p>You must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien to apply. However, there is no eligibility requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance</a>.</p> <p>To see a list of continuously updated frequently asked questions visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/05/2021 - 21:34</span> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 21:34:56 +0000 anthony.mayne 628085 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Provided North Dakotans $3.7 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211105/fema-has-provided-north-dakotans-37-million-covid-19-related-funeral <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Provided North Dakotans $3.7 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA continues to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.</p> <p>Figures released this week, show that 507 North Dakotans have received more than $3.7 million in assistance. </p> <p>This assistance includes reimbursement for, but is not limited to cremation, burial expenses, transfer of remains, markers or headstones, transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual and other costs.</p> <p>Up to $9,000 per funeral is available for eligible expenses, with a maximum of $35,500 per application. There is currently no end date for this program.</p> <p>To apply, call FEMA at 844-684-6333, TTY: 800-462-7585. This is a special, dedicated toll-free phone number to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance with help from FEMA representatives. It is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MT. Multilingual services are available.</p> <p>You must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien to apply. However, there is no eligibility requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance</a>.</p> <p>To see a list of continuously updated frequently asked questions visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq</a>.</p> <p> </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/05/2021 - 21:31</span> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 21:31:36 +0000 anthony.mayne 628084 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Provided Montanans $1.8 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211109/fema-has-provided-montanans-18-million-covid-19-related-funeral-expenses <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Provided Montanans $1.8 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA continues to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.</p> <p>Figures released this week, show that 351 Montanans have received more than $1.8 million in assistance. </p> <p>This assistance includes reimbursement for, but is not limited to cremation, burial expenses, transfer of remains, markers or headstones, transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual and other costs.</p> <p>Up to $9,000 per funeral is available for eligible expenses, with a maximum of $35,500 per application. There is currently no end date for this program.</p> <p>To apply, call FEMA at 844-684-6333, TTY: 800-462-7585. This is a special, dedicated toll-free phone number to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance with help from FEMA representatives. It is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MT. Multilingual services are available.</p> <p>You must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien to apply. However, there is no eligibility requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance</a>.</p> <p>To see a list of continuously updated frequently asked questions visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/05/2021 - 21:18</span> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 21:18:56 +0000 anthony.mayne 628083 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Provided Utahns $5.4 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211105/fema-has-provided-utahns-54-million-covid-19-related-funeral-expenses <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Provided Utahns $5.4 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA continues to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.</p> <p>Figures released this week, show that 775 Utahns have received more than $5.4 million in assistance. </p> <p>This assistance includes reimbursement for, but is not limited to cremation, burial expenses, transfer of remains, markers or headstones, transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual and other costs.</p> <p>Up to $9,000 per funeral is available for eligible expenses, with a maximum of $35,500 per application. There is currently no end date for this program.</p> <p>To apply, call FEMA at 844-684-6333, TTY: 800-462-7585. This is a special, dedicated toll-free phone number to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance with help from FEMA representatives. It is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MT. Multilingual services are available.</p> <p>You must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien to apply. However, there is no eligibility requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance</a>.</p> <p>To see a list of continuously updated frequently asked questions visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/05/2021 - 21:10</span> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 21:10:55 +0000 anthony.mayne 628082 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Provided Wyomingites $1.2 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211105/fema-has-provided-wyomingites-12-million-covid-19-related-funeral-expenses <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Provided Wyomingites $1.2 Million For COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA continues to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.</p> <p>Figures released this week, show that 209 Wyomingites have received more than $1.2 million in assistance. </p> <p>This assistance includes reimbursement for, but is not limited to cremation, burial expenses, transfer of remains, markers or headstones, transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual and other costs.</p> <p>Up to $9,000 per funeral is available for eligible expenses, with a maximum of $35,500 per application. There is currently no end date for this program.</p> <p>To apply, call FEMA at 844-684-6333, TTY: 800-462-7585. This is a special, dedicated toll-free phone number to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance with help from FEMA representatives. It is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MT. Multilingual services are available.</p> <p>You must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien to apply. However, there is no eligibility requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance</a>.</p> <p>To see a list of continuously updated frequently asked questions visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/05/2021 - 21:03</span> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 21:03:19 +0000 anthony.mayne 628081 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $18.1 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211104/fema-provides-additional-181-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $18.1 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $18.1 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $148.2 million in Public Assistance funding for the Utah COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The Utah Department of Health received the $18 million in funding from FEMA to provide COVID-19 testing to any individuals within the state that were positive or presumed positive for the COVID-19 virus.</p> <p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 11/04/2021 - 21:36</span> Thu, 04 Nov 2021 21:36:44 +0000 anthony.mayne 628050 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Provided Colorado $8.3 Million For Colorado COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211102/fema-has-provided-colorado-83-million-colorado-covid-19-related-funeral <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Provided Colorado $8.3 Million For Colorado COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses, Applications Still Being Accepted</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA continues to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.</p> <p>Figures released this week, show that 1,487 Coloradans have received more than $8.3 million in assistance. </p> <p>This assistance includes reimbursement for, but is not limited to cremation, burial expenses, transfer of remains, markers or headstones, transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual and other costs.</p> <p>Up to $9,000 per funeral is available for eligible expenses, with a maximum of $35,500 per application. There is currently no end date for this program.</p> <p>To apply, call FEMA at 844-684-6333, TTY: 800-462-7585. This is a special, dedicated toll-free phone number to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance with help from FEMA representatives. It is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MT. Multilingual services are available.</p> <p>You must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien to apply. However, there is no eligibility requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.</p> <p>For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance</a>.</p> <p>To see a list of continuously updated frequently asked questions visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq">https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/02/2021 - 13:59</span> Tue, 02 Nov 2021 13:59:18 +0000 anthony.mayne 628014 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $5.7 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211029/fema-provides-additional-57-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $5.7 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $5.7 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $129.8 million in Public Assistance funding for the Utah COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The latest round of FEMA funding includes:</p> <ul><li><strong>$1.4 million to the Utah Division of Emergency Management </strong>for management costs incurred to track and manage its eligible subawards as a result of COVID-19.</li> </ul><p> </p> <ul><li><strong>$1.25 million to the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics</strong> to utilize permanent employees, short-term and temporary staff to provide emergency medical care to COVID-19 positive patients.</li> </ul><p> </p> <ul><li><strong>$3.08 million to the Utah Department of Health</strong> to disseminate COVID-19 related information for educating and informing the general public through public education, graphic design, mass media and communication efforts. The main campaign targeted high-risk individuals and multicultural communities to promote equitable education on CDC guidelines for wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, social distancing, staying at home when sick, testing locations, and vaccine education and locations.</li> </ul><p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/29/2021 - 20:37</span> Fri, 29 Oct 2021 20:37:50 +0000 anthony.mayne 627999 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $15 Million to Wyoming for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211029/fema-provides-additional-15-million-wyoming-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $15 Million to Wyoming for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $15 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Wyoming. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 11, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $61.7 million in Public Assistance funding for the Wyoming COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The latest round of FEMA funding includes:</p> <ul><li><strong>$12.3 million to the Wyoming Department of Health</strong> for a statewide workplace testing program to fill the needs of accessible COVID-19 testing. A total of 101,080 workplace COVID-19 tests were completed at a cost of $121.74 per testing kit and services. Eligible participating workplaces included county and municipal governments, educational institutions and school districts, healthcare organizations, nonprofit organizations, and public libraries.</li> </ul><p> </p> <ul><li><strong>$3 million to the Wyoming Department of Health</strong> to provide COVID testing services to some long-term congregate facilities and other congregate facilities.</li> </ul><p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/29/2021 - 20:34</span> Fri, 29 Oct 2021 20:34:41 +0000 anthony.mayne 627998 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $6.1 Million to North Dakota for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211029/fema-provides-additional-61-million-north-dakota-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $6.1 Million to North Dakota for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $6.1 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in North Dakota. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 1, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $126.2 million in Public Assistance funding for the North Dakota COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The latest round of FEMA funding includes:</p> <ul><li><strong>$2.7 million to the North Dakota Department of Health</strong> to store, transport and distribute COVID-19 laboratory tests kits and samples for diagnosis. The Department also leased a warehouse to store related medical materials, equipment and supplies, and secured warehouse services.</li> </ul><p> </p> <ul><li><strong>$3.4 million to the North Dakota Department of Health</strong> to facilitate the storage of temperature sensitive COVID-19 vaccines through the rental of storage containers, equipment, and CO2 tanks to produce dry ice for the transport of vaccines. The Department leased a warehouse and purchased, stored, and distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to support the vaccinations of those living at vulnerable facilities such as long-term assisted living, childcare, hospitals, and clinics.</li> </ul><p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/29/2021 - 20:32</span> Fri, 29 Oct 2021 20:32:33 +0000 anthony.mayne 627997 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $1.5 Million to Montana for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211028/fema-provides-additional-15-million-montana-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $1.5 Million to Montana for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $1.5 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Montana. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued March 31, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $41.6 million for the Montana COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The $1.5 million was provided to the Billings Clinic to manage, control and reduce immediate threats to the health and safety of the general public by hiring additional medical personnel to care for a surge in COVID-19 patients that required hospitalization in Billings.</p> <p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/28/2021 - 16:58</span> Thu, 28 Oct 2021 16:58:49 +0000 anthony.mayne 627897 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $10 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211014/fema-provides-additional-10-million-utah-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $10 Million to Utah for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>FEMA has approved more than $10 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $123.4 million for the Utah COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The $10 million was provided to the Utah Department of Health to support the state’s COVID testing activities, including collection of samples from statewide community-based testing locations and the purchase of 10,000 saliva collection test kits distributed to the Utah Public Health Laboratory and the mobile response team.</p> <p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/14/2021 - 17:17</span> Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:17:33 +0000 anthony.mayne 627499 at https://www.fema.gov Hudson, Wyoming Facing Probation from the National Flood Insurance Program https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211012/hudson-wyoming-facing-probation-national-flood-insurance-program <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Hudson, Wyoming Facing Probation from the National Flood Insurance Program </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p><strong>DENVER</strong> – <a>Hudson, Wyoming will be placed on probationary status by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on January 12, 2022, due to deficiencies and violations with the city’s floodplain management program unless the city can either remediate all outstanding violations or prepare a compliance plan approved by FEMA. </a></p> <p>The Town of Hudson is an NFIP-participating community. Policies in force in the community have a total coverage of more than $725,000 as of April 23, 2021.</p> <p>When a community joins the NFIP, it voluntarily adopts local floodplain management regulations to meet NFIP minimum floodplain management criteria. Placement on probation is a formal notice to the community that the local floodplain management program is not compliant with the criteria of the NFIP and is the first step in the process to suspend the community’s eligibility to participate in the NFIP.</p> <p>Unless the City either remediates the violations or completes a compliance plan approved by FEMA, the probation period will begin on January 12, 2022, and be in effect for one year.</p> <p>The violation within the Town of Hudson stems from the placement of HESCO barriers within a regulatory floodway.  This action was a temporary one as part of flood response and has not been properly permitted or analyzed to determine the impact of the barriers on the floodplain and flood elevations.</p> <p>During the probationary period, flood insurance coverage will remain available within Hudson. However, a $50 surcharge will be added to the premium of each new and renewed flood insurance policy sold within the community for at least one year from the effective date of probation. Each flood insurance policyholder in unincorporated Hudson will receive a notice about the impending probation and the $50 surcharge.</p> <p>Failure to correct identified deficiencies and to improve the floodplain management program within Hudson during the probationary period can lead to suspension from the NFIP. Flood insurance from the NFIP is no longer available for purchase for communities on suspension. If a flood disaster occurs in a suspended community, most types of federal disaster assistance would not be available. This includes the acquisition, construction, or repair of insurable structures within the Special Flood Hazard Area as well as federal assistance to individuals and households for housing and personal property.</p> <p>FEMA will continue to provide technical assistance and guidance to the city to resolve program deficiencies and correct the violation to help ensure that Hudson residents and property owners continue to have flood insurance coverage available.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/12/2021 - 21:15</span> Tue, 12 Oct 2021 21:15:44 +0000 anthony.mayne 627394 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Approved More Than $130 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for Montana https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211006/fema-has-approved-more-130-million-funding-covid-19-support-montana <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Approved More Than $130 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for Montana</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $130 million in total assistance to Montana as of October 1, supporting the state’s fight against COVID-19 over the last 18 months. The assistance was authorized under the major disaster declaration issued for Montana on March 31, 2020.</p> <p>Earlier this year, following new guidance from President Biden, FEMA increased reimbursement from 75 percent to 100 percent funding for projects related to the pandemic response, retroactive to January 20, 2020.  </p> <p>This federal funding was received by the state and distributed to Montana tribes, counties, cities, individuals, and other state and local partners.</p> <p>The total includes nearly $40 million from FEMA’s Public Assistance program for vaccines, testing sites, medical staffing and supplies (including ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment), and other identified     COVID-19 related management, communication, transportation and administrative costs.</p> <p>An additional $35 million was provided by FEMA to reimburse other agencies that provided staffing or resources to augment state efforts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Health &amp; Human Services and the Department of Defense all supported COVID-19 operations in Montana. </p> <p>FEMA also contributed $48 million in Lost Wages Assistance to individuals to help ease the economic burden of Montanans struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, and $1.6 million for Crisis Counseling to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the psychological effects of the pandemic through outreach and educational services.</p> <p>Another $1.5 million has been approved for FEMA Funeral Assistance, which delivers funding to families for pandemic related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Those in need of such aid can call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The helpline is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time). At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for families who have lost a loved one.</p> <p>Montana also has been allocated $5.7 million from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to invest in mitigation planning and projects that reduce risks from natural disasters.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/06/2021 - 21:18</span> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:18:08 +0000 anthony.mayne 627203 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Approved More Than $258 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for North Dakota https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211006/fema-has-approved-more-258-million-funding-covid-19-support-north-dakota <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Approved More Than $258 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for North Dakota</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $258 million in total assistance to North Dakota as of October 1, supporting the state’s fight against COVID-19 over the last 18 months. The assistance was authorized under the major disaster declaration issued for North Dakota on April 1, 2020.</p> <p>Earlier this year, following new guidance from President Biden, FEMA increased reimbursement from 75 percent to 100 percent funding for projects related to the pandemic response, retroactive to January 20, 2020.</p> <p>This federal funding was received by the state and distributed to North Dakota tribes, counties, cities, individuals, and other state and local partners.</p> <p>The total includes $117 million from FEMA’s Public Assistance program for vaccines, testing sites, medical staffing and supplies (including ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment), alternate care facilities, and other identified COVID-19 related management, communication, transportation and administrative costs.</p> <p>An additional $86 million was provided by FEMA to reimburse other agencies that provided staffing or resources to augment state efforts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Defense all supported COVID-19 operations in North Dakota. </p> <p>FEMA also contributed $37.5 million in Lost Wages Assistance to individuals to help ease the economic burden of North Dakotans struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, and $1 million for Crisis Counseling to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the psychological effects of the pandemic through outreach and educational services.</p> <p>Another $4.2 million has been approved for FEMA Funeral Assistance, which delivers funding to families for pandemic related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Those in need of such aid can call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The helpline is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time). At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for families who have lost a loved one.</p> <p>North Dakota also has been allocated $12.3 million from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to invest in mitigation planning and projects that reduce risks from natural disasters.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/06/2021 - 21:15</span> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:15:52 +0000 anthony.mayne 627202 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Approved More Than $292 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for Utah https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211006/fema-has-approved-more-292-million-funding-covid-19-support-utah <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Approved More Than $292 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for Utah</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $292 million in total assistance for Utah as of October 1, supporting the state’s fight against COVID-19 over the last 18 months. The assistance was authorized under the major disaster declaration issued for Utah on April 4, 2020.</p> <p>Earlier this year, following new guidance from President Biden, FEMA increased reimbursement from 75 percent to 100 percent funding for projects related to the pandemic response, retroactive to January 20, 2020.</p> <p>This federal funding was received by the state and distributed to Utah tribes, counties, cities, individuals, and other state and local partners.</p> <p>The total includes $113 million from FEMA’s Public Assistance program for vaccines, testing sites, medical staffing and supplies (including ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment), long-term care facilities, meals for vulnerable community members, and other identified COVID-19 related management, communication, transportation and administrative costs.</p> <p>An additional $66 million was provided by FEMA to reimburse other agencies that provided staffing or resources to augment state efforts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Veterans Administration all supported COVID-19 operations in Utah. </p> <p>FEMA also contributed almost $80 million in Lost Wages Assistance to individuals to help ease the economic burden of Utah residents struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, and $3.8 million for Crisis Counseling to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the psychological effects of the pandemic through outreach and educational services.</p> <p>Another $5.1 million has been approved for FEMA Funeral Assistance, which delivers funding to families for pandemic related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Those in need of such aid can call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at <strong>844-684-6333</strong> or (TTY) <strong>800-462-7585.</strong> The helpline is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time). At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for families who have lost a loved one.</p> <p>Utah also has been allocated $25 million from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to invest in mitigation planning and projects that reduce risks from natural disasters.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/06/2021 - 21:12</span> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:12:41 +0000 anthony.mayne 627201 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Approved More Than $73 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for Wyoming https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211006/fema-has-approved-more-73-million-funding-covid-19-support-wyoming <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Approved More Than $73 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for Wyoming</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has provided more than $73 million in total assistance for Wyoming as of October 1, supporting the state’s fight against COVID-19 over the last 18 months. The assistance was authorized under the major disaster declaration issued for Wyoming on April 11, 2020.</p> <p>Earlier this year, following new guidance from President Biden, FEMA increased reimbursement from 75 percent to 100 percent funding for projects related to the pandemic response, retroactive to January 20, 2020.</p> <p>This federal funding was received by the state and distributed to Wyoming tribes, counties, cities, individuals, and other state and local partners.</p> <p>The total includes $46.3 million from FEMA’s Public Assistance program for community-based testing services at 61 sites throughout Wyoming, laboratory processing, testing supplies and transport, data collection and reporting, congregate housing and a COVID-19 information campaign that included a variety of media outlets including billboards, online, video, print ads, radio, television, and cable.</p> <p>An additional $8.2 million was provided by FEMA to reimburse other agencies that provided staffing or resources to augment state efforts. The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of Health &amp; Human Services both supported COVID-19 operations in Wyoming. </p> <p>FEMA also contributed $16 million in Lost Wages Assistance to individuals to help ease the economic burden of Wyoming residents struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>Another $1.05 million has been approved for FEMA Funeral Assistance, which delivers funding to families for pandemic related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Those in need of such aid can call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at <strong>844-684-6333</strong> or (TTY) <strong>800-462-7585.</strong> The helpline is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time). At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for families who have lost a loved one.</p> <p>Wyoming also has been allocated $1.7 million from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to invest in mitigation planning and projects that reduce risks from natural disasters.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/06/2021 - 21:10</span> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:10:16 +0000 anthony.mayne 627200 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Approved More Than $36 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for South Dakota https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211006/fema-has-approved-more-36-million-funding-covid-19-support-south-dakota <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Approved More Than $36 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Support for South Dakota</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $36 million in total assistance to South Dakota as of October 1, supporting the state’s fight against COVID-19 over the last 18 months. The assistance was authorized under the major disaster declaration issued for South Dakota on April 5, 2020.</p> <p>Earlier this year, following new guidance from President Biden, FEMA increased reimbursement from 75 percent to 100 percent funding for projects related to the pandemic response, retroactive to January 20, 2020.</p> <p>This federal funding was received by the state and distributed to South Dakota tribes, counties, cities, individuals, and other state and local partners.</p> <p>A total of nearly $28 million was provided by FEMA to reimburse other agencies that provided staffing or resources to augment state efforts. The Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Department of Labor all supported COVID-19 operations in South Dakota. </p> <p>FEMA also contributed more than $820,000 for Crisis Counseling to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the psychological effects of the pandemic through outreach and educational services.</p> <p>Another $4.2 million has been approved for FEMA Funeral Assistance, which delivers funding to families for pandemic related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Those in need of such aid can call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The helpline is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time). At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for families who have lost a loved one.</p> <p>South Dakota also has been allocated nearly $3.3 million from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to invest in mitigation planning and projects that reduce risks from natural disasters.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/06/2021 - 21:07</span> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:07:28 +0000 anthony.mayne 627199 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Has Approved More Than $1.6 Billion in Funding for COVID-19 Support for Colorado https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211006/fema-has-approved-more-16-billion-funding-covid-19-support-colorado <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Has Approved More Than $1.6 Billion in Funding for COVID-19 Support for Colorado</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $1.6 billion in total assistance for Colorado as of October 1, supporting the state’s fight against COVID-19 over the last 18 months. The assistance was authorized under the major disaster declaration issued for Colorado on March 28, 2020.</p> <p>Earlier this year, following new guidance from President Biden, FEMA increased reimbursement from 75 percent to 100 percent funding for projects related to the pandemic response, retroactive to January 20, 2020.</p> <p>This federal funding was received by the state and distributed to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and to the Colorado Division of Homeland Security &amp; Emergency Management, as well as to Colorado tribes, counties, cities, individuals, and other state and local partners.</p> <p>The total includes $1 billion from FEMA’s Public Assistance program for vaccines, testing sites, medical staffing and supplies (including ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment), congregate and non-congregate housing, alternate care facilities, and other identified COVID-19 related management, communication, transportation and administrative costs.</p> <p>An additional $96 million was provided <a>by FEMA </a><a>to reimburse other agencies that provided staffing or resources</a> to augment state efforts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Veterans Administration all supported COVID-19 operations in Colorado. </p> <p>FEMA also contributed $421 million in Lost Wages Assistance to <a>individuals to help </a>ease the economic burden of Coloradans struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, and nearly $9.6 million for Crisis Counseling to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the psychological effects of the pandemic through outreach and educational services.</p> <p>Another $6.7 million has been approved for FEMA Funeral Assistance, which delivers funding to families for pandemic related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Those in need of such aid can call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The helpline is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time). At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance <a>for families who have lost a loved one</a>.</p> <p>Colorado also has been allocated more than $70 million from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to invest in mitigation planning and projects that reduce risks from natural disasters.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/06/2021 - 21:03</span> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:03:50 +0000 anthony.mayne 627198 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight South Dakota’s Auburn Fire https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211004/fema-authorizes-funds-fight-south-dakotas-auburn-fire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight South Dakota’s Auburn Fire</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>DENVER</strong> – This evening, FEMA authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Auburn Fire burning in Pennington county, on the north side of Rapid City.</p> <p>FEMA Acting Regional Administrator Tammy Littrell approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the request late this afternoon and determining that the fire threatened such destruction that it would constitute a major disaster.</p> <p>At the time of the request, the Auburn Fire was threatening 500 homes and approximately 1,000 people were under mandatory evacuations. The fire started today and has burned more than 250 acres.</p> <p>The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state’s eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling designated fires. These grants do not<strong> </strong>provide assistance to individual home or business owners and do not cover other infrastructure damage caused by the fire.</p> <p>Fire Management Assistance Grants are provided through the President's Disaster Relief Fund and are made available by FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster. Eligible items can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; mobilization and demobilization activities; and tools, materials and supplies.</p> <p>With the FMAG authorization, additional funding is made available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Post Fire for the mitigation of wildfire and related hazards, such as flood after fire or erosion. Some eligible project types include defensible space measures, ignition-resistant construction, and hazardous fuels reduction.</p> <p>For more information on FMAGs, visit  <a href="https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grants-program-details">https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grants-program-details</a>. For HMGP Post Fire, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-post-fire">https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-post-fire</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Brian.Hvinden</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/04/2021 - 23:52</span> Mon, 04 Oct 2021 23:52:37 +0000 Brian.Hvinden 627098 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Awards Funds for Fighting Cameron Peak Wildfire https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211004/fema-awards-funds-fighting-cameron-peak-wildfire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Awards Funds for Fighting Cameron Peak Wildfire</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has awarded $10.36 million to the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to cover the cost of multiple federal agencies assisting in fighting the Cameron Peak wildfire in Larimer County.</p> <p>The funds are provided from the FEMA’s Public Assistance program under the major disaster declaration for Colorado issued on January 15, 2021, following the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome wildfires.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance reimbursements are made on a cost-sharing basis to states, counties, municipalities, tribes and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and restoration of infrastructure. The estimated total cost of the project is $13.81 million. FEMA will provide 75 percent of the cost with the State of Colorado responsible for the remaining share.</p> <p>Beginning in early September 2020, the Cameron Peak Fire burned over 208,000 acres in Larimer County.  The FEMA grant will reimburse the State of Colorado for the cost of incident management and fire suppression activities undertaken by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Weather Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service.</p> <p>FEMA has now approved more than $16.65 million in Public Assistance grant funds for Cameron Peak and East Troublesome wildfire recovery efforts.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/04/2021 - 20:27</span> Mon, 04 Oct 2021 20:27:20 +0000 anthony.mayne 627092 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $120 Million to Colorado for COVID-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211001/fema-provides-additional-120-million-colorado-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $120 Million to Colorado for COVID-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $120 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Colorado. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued March 28, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $1.6 billion for the Colorado COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The $120 million was provided to the Colorado Department of Public Health &amp; Environment to create and operate Community-Based Testing Sites to conduct statewide COVID-19 testing including supplies and equipment, transporting of tests, and processing of tests.</p> <p>For the pandemic 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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/01/2021 - 17:28</span> Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:28:14 +0000 anthony.mayne 626990 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Provides an Additional $2.7 Million to Wyoming for Covid-19 Response https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20211001/fema-provides-additional-27-million-wyoming-covid-19-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Provides an Additional $2.7 Million to Wyoming for Covid-19 Response</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $2.7 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Wyoming. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 11, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $46.3 million for the Wyoming COVID-19 response to date.</p> <p>The $2.7 million was provided to the Wyoming Department of Health to support the state’s COVID testing activities, including flex swabs, vials, lab collection and transport systems.</p> <p>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, tribal and local officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.</p> <p>Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at <a href="http://www.fema.gov/assistance/public">www.fema.gov/assistance/public</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>anthony.mayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/01/2021 - 17:23</span> Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:23:52 +0000 anthony.mayne 626989 at https://www.fema.gov