Rep. Kent Smith Announces Federal Funding Opportunities For Local Pandemic Response Efforts
FEMA grants would cover 75 percent of certain COVID-19 costs for local governments, non-profits
April 08, 2020
 
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COLUMBUS— State Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today announced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants will be made available to cover certain local pandemic response costs in Ohio. Funds will go to state and local authorities as well as non-profits, such as hospitals, working at the direction of local governments.


“I would like to encourage Ohio local governmental bodies and non-profits to explore and apply for FEMA grant opportunities available to them as they strive to take all appropriate actions necessary to protect public health due to the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Rep. Smith. “The more federal resources that we can bring to this fight, the better for our communities and our state.”


Once an application for reimbursement is approved, FEMA will cover 75 percent of certain pandemic response costs, such as:



  • Emergency Operation Center costs;

  • State agency purchases in response to COVID-19;

  • Disinfection of eligible public facilities;

  • Personal Protection Equipment;

  • Temporary medical facilities and enhanced hospital capacity.


Grant application forms and other information on public assistance for COVID-19 response efforts can be found on the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Management Agency website.


Completed funding application requests should be sent to emarecovery@dps.ohio.gov


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