FEMA Awards $11 Million for Alaska’s COVID-19 Response

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April 16, 2021

BOTHELL, Wash. –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) over $11 million for the operation of COVID-19 community-based testing sites in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska.

The $11,037,116 grant, which is provided at 100 percent federal cost share, reimburses Anchorage for costs incurred during the COVID-19 emergency response for the operation and management of drive-thru and mobile testing sites.  

"Testing is a vital part of the COVID-19 response and helps ensure the health and safety of Alaskans,” said FEMA Region 10 Acting Administrator Vincent J. Maykovich.

Grants for emergency protective measures are funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program, which reimburses communities for eligible actions taken to respond and recover from a disaster. This FEMA grant is paid directly to Alaska DHS&EM which then makes disbursements to the local and tribal jurisdictions and state agencies that incurred eligible costs.

FEMA streamlined the Public Assistance application and reimbursement process for the COVID-19 response so that applicants can receive funds faster. Expedited reimbursements help state, local and tribal officials respond quickly to address immediate threats to life, public health, and safety.


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