FEMA Awards UVM Medical Center Almost $1.7 Million For COVID Expenses

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September 20, 2022

BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending nearly $1.7 million to the State of Vermont to reimburse the University of Vermont Medical Center  for additional costs incurred responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $1,696,755 Public Assistance grant will go to the multi-campus academic medical facility that is part of the University of Vermont Health Network for the additional costs of operating in a pandemic environment between May 2020 and September 2021.

The grant covers the cost of having employees perform activities in seven locations for safe opening and operation, including distribution of face masks or personal protective equipment and pre-screening of patients, families, employees, and other visitors for potential COVID symptoms before granting entry into designated sites.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist the University of Vermont Medical Center 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 $394 million in grants to Vermont to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.

Last updated September 22, 2022