REGION 1 – The State of New Hampshire received a grant totaling nearly $4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), awarded to help reimburse expenses associated with COVID-19 response efforts. A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to threaten the health and safety of the public.
The grant of $3,690,584. is awarded to Concord Hospital that provides medical care in a safe environment, requiring the purchase of additional materials. The facility established Neighborhood Emergency Health Centers in two location to lessen the burden other practices were experiencing with the influx of patients.
Included costs covered by the grant are ventilators purchased in order to better prepare and increase the hospital’s capacity to treat patients with respiratory complications and personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide medical workers with adequate protection materials to maintain a clean and sanitary facility. Concord Hospital established Neighborhood Emergency Health Centers in two locations for symptomatic patients to be tested, screened, triaged, and provided follow up care, allowing other practices to see non COVID symptomatic patients.
The funding is awarded at 100% federal cost share through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program which reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response and recovery activities during a disaster.
“Supporting New Hampshire, and specifically Concord Hospital, is crucial in working together against COVID-19. FEMA is pleased to provide funding that helps manage the financial demands they are experiencing,” said Acting Regional Administrator and Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ford, who oversees FEMA’s operations in New England. “We continue to work closely with the state in our shared efforts.”
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program is found at:
FEMA ’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters