The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $4.2 million to the State of Maine to reimburse Bowdoin College for the cost of testing students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $4,235,975 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the private liberal arts college in Brunswick for 230,383 tests performed between August 2020 and June 2022 for a student population that varied between 1,777 and 1,951 students, and 216 staff.
“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Bowdoin College with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our institutions of higher education to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to their success, and to our success as a nation.”
So far, FEMA has provided more than $195 million in Public Assistance grants to Maine to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.