04.20.20

Gardner Applauds Over $1.5 Million in FEMA Funding for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the state of Colorado will receive a total of $1,547,910 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to FEMA, examples of eligible emergency protective measures include the activation of State Emergency Operations Centers, National Guard costs, law enforcement, and other measures necessary to protect public health and safety. This specific grant will be used to lease the Larimer County Complex to provide temporary alternate medical care for surge capacity.

“Communities across the entire state of Colorado are suffering right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Gardner. “It is critical for every community to respond to COVID-19, and I’m pleased that FEMA is awarding this funding to Colorado to expand hospital capacity in Larimer County. I’ll continue to work with public health officials and leaders at every level to ensure our state can get through this crisis together.”

This funding is in addition to the nearly $17 million provided to Colorado by FEMA last week and over $4 million provided earlier this week. This funding is authorized under the Robert T. 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.