Guam Receives $3.2M to Provide Medical Sheltering

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March 8, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted Guam Homeland Security – Office of Civil Defense (GHS-OCD) $3.2 million to provide temporary sheltering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Funds will reimburse expenses used to quarantine passengers who entered Guam by sea and air, a precautionary measure to prevent potentially infected individuals from spreading COVID-19. The award covers costs incurred for hotel room rentals, meals, laundry and other incidentals.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide GHS-OCD the initial $3.2 million of the $4.2 million expedited project. Additional funding will be reimbursed upon submission of documentation supporting further expenditures.

Public Assistance provides grants to government organizations and certain private nonprofit organizations following a presidential disaster declaration to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

FEMA continues working with its partners ─ including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies ─ along with state, tribal and territorial authorities, private sector partners and others to assist, augment and expedite vaccinations in the United States.

We remain committed to helping Americans in their time of need and will continue to work with our partners to stop the spread of this disease.


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