DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $13.3 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided a total of $92.6 million for the Utah COVID-19 response to date.
The $13.3 million was received by the Utah Department of Health’s COVID-19 for associated costs, contracts, and facilities.
- $3.7 million for testing services performed throughout the State of Utah. The work was completed between April 17 and September 30, 2020.
- $3 million for leasing facilities to be used as Long-Term Care facilities. Work was completed between October 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
- $6.4 million to purchase decontamination supplies, PPE, medical equipment, and supplies. Work was completed between August 9, 2020 and February 8, 2021.
This funding is authorized under the January 21, 2021 Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense & the Secretary of Homeland Security and Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
For the COVID-19 response, FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and to allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. These reimbursements play a critical role as state, local and tribal officials work tirelessly to assist their communities during this response.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at www.fema.gov/assistance/public.