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Rep. Brent 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 8, 2020
Juanita O. Brent News

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) 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.

“Our local government, first responders, firefighters and local hospitals have been on the front lines of managing the COVID-19 pandemic in our local community. The federal funding opportunities for local pandemic response efforts is vital particularly within my House District due to the severe lack of Personal Protective Equipment. This funding will help to maintain the necessary level of service required to serve the public,” said Rep. Brent.

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