04.23.20

Gardner Applauds Over $2 Million in FEMA Funding for Denver International Airport

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that the City and County of Denver will receive $2,039,118 in Public Assistance (PA) funding for emergency protective measures at Denver International Airport (DEN). 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.

“The health and safety of Coloradans during COVID-19 is of the utmost importance,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m pleased to see this funding from FEMA delivered to Denver International Airport to ensure protections against COVID-19 are in place for airport workers and travelers. I will continue working with leaders at the state, local, and federal levels to ensure Coloradans can get through this pandemic together.”

This funding is in addition to the more than $36 million in FEMA grants for the City and County of Denver announced earlier this week. It 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.