Gardner Welcomes More Than $36 Million in FEMA Grants for Denver

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the City and County of Denver will receive $36,570,555.10 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. 

“It’s important that every community in Colorado has the resources they need to respond to COVID-19, and I’m pleased that FEMA is awarding this funding to Denver,” said Senator Gardner. “I will continue working with leaders at the state, local, and federal levels to ensure Coloradans have the support we need to get through this together.”

According to FEMA, Denver will receive $18,839,685.38 for the health response to COVID-19, $10,237,687.49 for sheltering and support services, $6,069,736.13 for COVID-19-related personal protective equipment (PPE) purchases, and $1,423,446.10 for emergency operation center expenses.

Gardner urged FEMA to provide expedited funding to reimburse local governments throughout Colorado for expenses they have incurred responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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


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.