DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided $1.9 million in Public Assistance funding for Salt Lake County’s COVID-19 response. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided a total of $100.6 million for Utah’s COVID-19 response to date.
The $1.9 million was received by Salt Lake County for disseminating information to the public through mass mail, directional and social distancing signage, bus wraps, and other media platforms. Additionally, county staff organized a communications team to educate the public on vaccination programs. Work was completed from 3/2/2020 through 12/31/2020.
This funding is authorized under the January 21, 2021, Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense & the Secretary of Homeland Security and Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at www.fema.gov/assistance/public.