FEMA Awards Brown University Nearly $4 Million for COVID Testing Costs

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August 29, 2022

BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending almost $4 million to the State of Rhode Island to reimburse Brown University for the costs of testing students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $3,961,745 FEMA Public Assistance grant will reimburse the private research university in Providence for the cost of administering 76,861 tests between October 2021 and January 2022.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Brown University 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 and communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency.

These grants brings the total awarded by FEMA to the State of Rhode Island to almost $544 million to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.

Last updated August 31, 2022