BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated an initial $3,116,229 in federal funding to Benton County, Oregon, in support of a COVID-19 vaccination center in Corvallis.
These funds can cover emergency activities including labor, contract services, security, refrigeration, supplies, equipment, and facilities to support the vaccination effort. FEMA provides this funding at 100 percent federal cost share.
Benton County authorities estimate that this vaccination center may administer more than 30,000 vaccines during an operational period of 90 days.
FEMA has streamlined the Public Assistance Grant Program application and reimbursement process for the COVID-19 response to get funds to applicants faster. Expedited reimbursements help state, local, and tribal officials respond quickly to address immediate threats to life, public health, and safety.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.