CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency announced today that $19,082,588 in federal funding has been made available to Kettering Health Network for costs related to the state’s response to COVID-19 under the federal disaster declaration of March 31, 2020.
This funding will reimburse Kettering Health Network for costs to provide emergency healthcare related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kettering Health Network set up temporary community-based testing sites at Southview Medical Center in Centerville and Huber Heights Health Center in Huber Heights.
“Testing has been so important to help stop the spread of this virus,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting regional administrator, FEMA Region 5. “For more than a year, FEMA has been committed to helping ensure the availability of critical support services to the state of Ohio. We remain committed to this mission and are now focused on putting an end to this pandemic.”
“Kettering Health Network is one of numerous health and medical centers in Ohio that not only provides testing for coronavirus, but helps to raise public awareness about the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “With this grant assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Kettering Health Network will continue its work to ensure residents in the Miami Valley area have the proper information and resources needed to test for and combat COVID-19.”
“I would like to thank FEMA Region 5 for its ongoing funding support to not only our cities and counties, but our frontline hospitals in Ohio,” said Sima Merick, executive director, Ohio Emergency Management Agency. “This federal funding allows the Kettering Health Network to continue its great work of providing COVID-19 testing to its residents.”
FEMA provides a 100 percent federal share of eligible reimbursable expenses for this project.
FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding to local government jurisdictions and eligible private non-profits for the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged infrastructure as well as costs incurred for emergency actions taken to protect lives or property. To learn more, visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 vaccine support efforts, visit www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/vaccine-support.
FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.