FEMA Provides $3.4 Million to Dane County

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April 1, 2021

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced today that $3,411,680 in federal funding has been made available to Dane County for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of April 4, 2020.

This funding will reimburse Dane County for costs to distribute and administer vaccinations at the Alliant Energy Center to mitigate the immediate spread of COVID-19 and its threat to public health and safety.

“FEMA is committed to ensuring anyone who wants a vaccine can get one in the state of Wisconsin,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting regional administrator, FEMA Region 5. “The site at the Alliant Energy Center is an important resource in the fight against the pandemic, and we’re proud to support the state and county’s efforts to increase access to this life-saving vaccine.”

“I want to thank FEMA Region 5 for their ongoing funding support of Wisconsin. This collaborative ‘One team, One fight’ approach takes us another step closer toward reaching our ultimate goal of vaccinating all Wisconsinites,” said Dr. Darrell L. Williams, WEM Administrator.

FEMA provides a 100 percent federal share of eligible reimbursable expenses for this project.

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding to local government jurisdictions and eligible private non-profits for the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged infrastructure as well as costs incurred for emergency actions taken to protect lives or property.  To learn more, visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 vaccine support efforts, visit www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/vaccine-support.

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