BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $2.1 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse the state for the costs of providing testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health will receive a total of $2,149,305 in federal funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program to reimburse it for the costs of providing approximately 28,462 tests for the public between July and December 2021.
The state used multiple contractors to set up and operate 17 testing sites at various locations around the state.
“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist the State of Connecticut with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our partners on the front lines of the pandemic fight is critical to their success, and our success as a nation.”
FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for states and communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency.
So far, FEMA has provided nearly $403 million in Public Assistance grants to Connecticut to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program is available at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. To learn more about the COVID-19 response in Connecticut, please visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4500.