REGION 1 – Yale New Haven Hospital received $2,700,432 from FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program at a 100% reimbursement for the costs of COVID-19 emergency response. The costs were associated with procedures conducted through April 30, 2020 under the major disaster declaration issued for the State of Connecticut.
The grant for the private nonprofit teaching hospital with two campuses covers reimbursements for the cost of a patient call-in center; a command center; facility expansion and disinfection; staff training, personal protective equipment; screening and testing sites; specimen-collection points; emergency transport; rental of beds and stretchers; disseminating public information; meals for employees; and security.
“Yale New Haven Hospital is the largest acute care provider in southern Connecticut and the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine,” said Acting Region 1 Administrator and Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ford, who oversees FEMA’s operations in New England. “We and our partners in the state of Connecticut are thankful the hospital took these actions to save many lives.”
FEMA’s PA Program obligated more than $19.6 million in 164 projects related to the pandemic in Connecticut, as of April 15. Additional information about the program is at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.
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