OAKLAND, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided Ventura County $2.6 million to distribute and administer approximately 306,000 COVID-19 vaccines at four vaccination centers open seven days a week for 90 days from Feb. 1 to Apr. 30.
The grant reimburses county expenses for labor, security, refrigeration, supplies, equipment and facility rental to support the operation.
The $2.6 million project is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which provides grants to government organizations and certain private nonprofit organizations following a presidential disaster declaration to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.
FEMA continues working with our partners ─ including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies ─ along with state, tribal and territorial authorities, private sector partners and others to assist, augment and expedite vaccinations in the United States.
We remain committed to helping Americans in their time of need and will continue to work with our partners to stop the spread of this disease.
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