BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1.1 million to Dean College to reimburse the college for the cost of utilizing contacts to manage and administer diagnostic testing and disinfection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $1,123,275 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the private college in Franklin for the cost of diagnostic testing and disinfection between April 2021 and September 2021.
“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Dean College with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our institutions of higher education to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to their success, and to our success as a nation.”
FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for states, communities and certain private non profit organizations recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency.
So far, FEMA has provided more than $1 billion in Public Assistance grants to Massachusetts to reimburse the commonwealth for pandemic-related expenses.