BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $4 million to Emerson College to reimburse the college for the cost of testing students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $4,026,775 in Public Assistance grants will reimburse the private liberal arts college in Boston for the cost of diagnostic testing between January and November 2021.
“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Emerson College with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our institutions of higher education in combating 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.