05.14.20

Gardner Applauds $14.6 Million FEMA Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that the state of Colorado will receive $14,673,600 in expedited federal funding for healthcare staffing contracts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented strains on our healthcare systems in Colorado and across the nation,” said Senator Gardner. “We must ensure that our first responders on the front lines of COVID-19 have the resources they need to get through this crisis. I’m pleased to see this important funding delivered to Colorado, and I will continue working with my colleagues to provide relief to our state.”

In addition to this funding, Colorado received $10.2 million from FEMA on April 27, over $1.5 million on April 20, $4 million on April 15, and nearly $17 million on April 7.

This funding is authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (“the Stafford Act”) and comes as a result of the President approving the state of Colorado’s Disaster Declaration, which Gardner and members of the Colorado delegation urged.

You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.