FEMA Awards More Than $3.4 Million to Fairfield University for Covid Testing Expenses

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October 20, 2022

BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $3.4 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse Fairfield University for the costs of providing testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The private Jesuit university in Fairfield will receive a total of $3,415,616 in federal funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program to reimburse it for the costs of providing approximately 95,557 tests for students, faculty and staff between July 2020 and July 2021.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Fairfield 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.

So far, FEMA has provided more than $543 million in Public Assistance grants to Connecticut to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.

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