FEMA Awards Nearly $1.9 Million to Connecticut College for COVID Testing Expenses

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June 21, 2022

BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending nearly $1.9 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse Connecticut College for the costs of providing testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The private liberal arts college in New London will receive a total of $1,855,566 in federal funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program to reimburse it for the costs of providing approximately 80,699 tests for students and staff between August 2020 and December 2021.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Connecticut College 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 almost $416 million in Public Assistance grants to Connecticut to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.

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