REGION 1 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $46,669,040 to the Vermont Agency of Human Services for the state’s Hotel/Motel Vouchers Program for individuals who were high risk populations and required non-congregate medical sheltering.
The approved participants in the state program were able to stay in hotels and motels statewide.
Funding for this project comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program (PA) under a major disaster declaration for Vermont and is provided at 100 percent federal cost share.
“We are pleased to provide this grant to the Vermont Agency of Human Services to help it manage the financial demands it is experiencing as a result of COVID-19,” said Acting Region 1 Administrator and Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ford, who oversees FEMA’s operations in New England. “FEMA’s Public Assistance Program is essential to keeping communities safe while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic throughout New England.”
Additional information about the program can be found at Assistance for Governments and Private Non-Profits After a Disaster.
As of April 14, FEMA PA Program has obligated more than $166 million to Vermont for its pandemic response.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.