BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1.2 million to the State of New Hampshire to reimburse Elliot Hospital for the costs of purchasing and administering tests during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $1,200,532 FEMA Public Assistance grant will reimburse 296-bed acute care facility in Manchester for the costs of administering 38,053 COVID tests to patients and staff between January and June 2022.
“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Elliot Hospital with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our partners on the front lines of the pandemic fight is critical to their success, and 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 $233 million in Public Assistance grants to New Hampshire to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.