DENVER – FEMA has approved an additional $10.1 million to the Utah Department of Health for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has now provided more than $314 million for the Utah COVID-19 response.
The funding was provided for three projects:
- $4 million for providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Utah residents at 197 locations throughout the state. The grant covered the cost of operating vaccine sites, storing and administering vaccines, appointment scheduling, and communicating information about vaccine site locations. More than 31,000 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered between June 2, 2021, and December 31, 2021.
- $2.9 million for an additional 18,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at 112 locations between December 1, 2021, and February 21, 2022.
- $3.2 million to provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing supplies to the public, including more than 600,000 COVID-19 rapid antibody tests between January 1, 2022, and May 3, 2022.
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 state and local governments to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, tribal and local officials work to assist their communities during this response.
To fully support this essential work, the President authorized provision of FEMA Public Assistance at 100 percent federal funding through July 1, 2022. Beginning July 2, 2022, the federal cost share for COVID-19 projects is 90 percent of the eligible cost.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at www.fema.gov/assistance/public.