DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $17.6 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Colorado. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $963 million for the Colorado COVID-19 response to date.
The latest round of FEMA funding includes:
- $14.3 million to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Finance for vaccines.
- $3.3 million to Denver County for labor, contracts, and materials to set up tents and owned mobile units to conduct COVID-19 testing at the Pepsi Center and various locations throughout the Denver Metro Area.
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, tribal and local 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.