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COVID-19 FEMA Relief: What is Covered?


By Cathy Jakicic Emergency Preparedness
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding is available for healthcare facilities and systems dealing with COVID-19, according to the National Law Review website.

As of May 31, nearly $10.2 billion had been earmarked to support COVID-19 related expenses, leaving approximately $75 billion in the Disaster Relief Fund for the remainder of the 2020 fiscal year.

There are two main categories of expenses  eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funds — protective measures and non-congregate sheltering. 

 FEMA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are coordinating reimbursement to ensure that federal agencies, including the  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), do not provide duplicate funds.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, click here.

 

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