Vermont to get $1 million from FEMA to cover COVID admin costs

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Vermont to get $1 million from FEMA to cover COVID admin costs

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 3:54pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1 million to the State of Vermont to reimburse the state for administrative costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development will receive a total of $1,049,791 in federal funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program to cover the costs of administering grants FEMA provided to the state to reimburse the costs of implementing food distribution programs providing meals to those in need and who were affected by the pandemic.

The administrative costs are calculated as a percentage of the grants provided.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Vermont with these costs,” said FEMA Region I Acting Regional Administrator Paul Ford. “Providing resources for our partners on the front lines of the pandemic fight is critical to their success, and our success as a nation.”

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for states and communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. So far, FEMA has provided almost $300 million in grants to Vermont to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.

Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program is available at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. To learn more about the COVID-19 response in Vermont, please visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4532.

Source: 1.6.2022 BOSTON – ​FEMA