04.27.20

Gardner Welcomes $10.2 Million FEMA Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that the state of Colorado will receive $10,248,470 in expedited federal funding 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.

“During this time of uncertainty, we must ensure that every community in Colorado has the resources they need to combat COVID-19,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m pleased to see this important funding delivered to Colorado and I will continue working with my colleagues at the state, local, and federal levels to provide relief to our state.” 

In addition to this funding, Colorado received 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 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.