$384,000 Obligated to Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for COVID-19 Vaccination Costs

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January 26, 2021

NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $384,000 to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) for costs related to the COVID-19 vaccine mission.

The award provides $384,000 in federal funding to the SRMT to reimburse costs associated with emergency protective measures taken by the state to store, handle, transport, distribute and administer vaccines to reduce the spread the of the virus.

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic created an immediate threat to the health and safety of the general public requiring emergency response and protective measures throughout the tribal lands of the SRMT.  To help control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the SRMT is distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines to its population.

Grants for emergency protective measures are funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which reimburses communities for actions taken in the immediate response and during recovery from a disaster. Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments, U.S. territories, local governments and certain private non-profit organizations. 

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA Region 2 Office of External Affairs at (347) 416-3792 or at fema-r2-externalaffairs@fema.dhs.gov.  

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region 2’s jurisdiction includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

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