REGION 1 – The City of New Haven, Connecticut received a $1,874,811 grant from FEMA for COVID-19 response efforts in 2020.
The grant fully reimbursed the city for eligible expenses incurred from January 20 through June 30, 2020. Expenses included creating and maintaining three temporary care facilities with nurses for coronavirus-positive police, fire and medical personnel, and the purchase of personal protection equipment, disinfection kits, wipes, and foldable beds.
The project was funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program, which reimburses eligible applicants for actions taken in the immediate response to and during recovery from a major disaster. Eligible applicants include localities, states, commonwealths, certain types of private non-profit organizations, federally recognized Tribes and territories. In Connecticut, PA project applications are submitted through the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), which coordinates the FEMA process with eligible applicants.
“In the early days of the Pandemic in 2020 Connecticut took quick action to protect their citizens,” said Acting Regional Administrator and Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ford, who oversees FEMA’s operations throughout New England. “FEMA is pleased to provide these funds for the actions they took to save lives and protect the city of New Haven. We continue to work closely with the state and the City of New Haven to address the ongoing needs associated with COVID-19.”
Additional information about FEMA’s PA Program can be found at https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters