06.08.20

Gardner Welcomes $12.4 Million FEMA Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that Colorado will receive $12,409,896 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.

“We must continue to ensure our frontline first responders have the necessary resources to combat COVID-19 and keep us safe,” said Senator Gardner. “This important funding will help provide critical equipment and support to professionals on the frontlines of this pandemic, and I’ll keep working to ensure that Colorado has what it needs to get through COVID-19.”

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 $14.6 million from FEMA 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-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.