10.23.20

Gardner Celebrates Nearly $4.2 Million in FEMA Grants for Colorado to Respond to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) celebrated the announcement that the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will receive a total of $4,196,407 in expedited federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures as a result of COVID-19. According to FEMA, the funding will be used to lease facilities for Alternate Care Sites where patients with COVID-19 can receive medical care during their isolation period.

“We must continue to ensure our state has the necessary resources to combat COVID-19 and keep us safe,” said Senator Gardner. “This critical funding from FEMA will support our fight against this virus, and I will continue working to ensure Coloradans have what we need to get through this global health pandemic.”

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. In addition to this funding, Colorado received $4.4 million from FEMA on October 13, $12.4 million on June 8, $14.6 million on May 14, $10.2 million on April 27, over $1.5 million on April 20, $4 million on April 15, and nearly $17 million on April 7.

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

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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.