FEMA Approves an Additional $2.5 Million for North Dakota’s COVID-19 Response

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DENVER – FEMA has approved an additional $2.5 million in Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in North Dakota. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 1, 2020. FEMA has now approved more than $187 million in Public Assistance grant funds to North Dakota for their pandemic response.

The North Dakota Department of Health will receive $2,531,640.55 million in FEMA funding to reimburse the department for the purchase of COVID-19 test kits for a statewide antigen testing program. These costs were incurred from April 4, 2023, to April 28, 2023.

This project was federally funded at 90 percent of the eligible cost. 

COVID-19 was an unprecedented pandemic in recent history and FEMA took extraordinary steps to evaluate and adjust the Public Assistance application and funding process that helped states, local governments and tribal nations respond and recover. FEMA works with our partners before, during and after disasters. 

The FEMA Public Assistance program provides funding to governmental agencies and certain private non-profits for eligible disaster response costs. For more information about the Public Assistance program, visit: https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview.

FEMA Funeral Assistance for COVID is still available until September 2025. Find out more information about this program at: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/historic/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance or by calling 1-844-684-6333.

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