CHICAGO – FEMA and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency announced today that $22,046,100 in federal funding has been made available to the city of Chicago for costs related to the response to COVID-19 under the federal disaster declaration of March 26, 2020.
This funding will be used to reimburse the city of Chicago for costs to distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines at 22 vaccination sites in the city. The funding also covers costs incurred to conduct home visits offering the vaccine to elderly individuals or people with disabilities, conduct outreach activities informing the community about the COVID-19 vaccine, and provide security services at the vaccination sites.
“FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an important resource for state and local governments, jurisdictions, and eligible private non-profits to cover COVID-19 expenses,” said Tom Sivak, regional administrator, FEMA Region 5. ““We’re proud to support Chicago’s efforts to make the vaccine as accessible as possible to all residents and combat this pandemic together.”
“The continued partnerships with FEMA throughout the COVID response has been outstanding as we work together to keep everyone safe, “ said Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau. “Funding this program has directly supported many vaccination centers, served vulnerable populations, and addressed those with access and functional needs with safe and effective way to get a vaccine in the City of Chicago.“
FEMA provides a 100 percent federal share of eligible reimbursable expenses for this project. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding to state and local governments, 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.
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