The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending almost $1.4 million to the State of New Hampshire to reimburse it for the costs of renting and operating warehouse space during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Public Assistance grant of $1,388,922 will go to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services for the cost of renting and operating warehouse space to stockpile and distribute vaccines, testing kits and other supplies used to protect the public between April 2020 and July 2022.
The costs also included a large capacity refrigerator, one-gallon pumps, 6-yard waste management containers and removal service, inventory management software, coolers, printer toner, and work stools.
“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist to the State of New Hampshire with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Reimbursing state, county, and municipal governments – as well as eligible non-profits and tribal entities – for the costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic is an important part of our nation’s ongoing recovery.”
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 $286 million in Public Assistance grants to New Hampshire to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.