FEMA & Federal Funding
FEMA Disaster Relief Funds
FEMA is authorized to reimburse local governments for emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible uses include the management, control, and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety, emergency medical care and sheltering, and distribution of food, water, and other supplies.
Contact your state’s PA to receive direct guidance on procedures to secure reimbursement.
This ICMA Webinar gives guidance on FEMA reimbursement and specific information can be found on presentation slides 18-29.
CDC State & Local Preparedness
The CDC was allocated $1.5 billion for state and local health preparedness under the HHS Crisis Cooperative Agreements. Eligible uses include funding for health departments to conduct surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communications, and other preparedness response activities.
Contact your state health department to see how these resources are being used in your communities.
Find resources for local health departments on funding, advocacy, and more.
DOJ Emergency Supplemental Byrne Grants Funding
States, territories, tribes, or units of local government eligible for funding under the FY 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program are eligible to apply for supplemental funds. Eligible uses include funding for law enforcement overtime, equipment, hiring, training, and travel expenses associated with COVID-19.
Determine if your community is eligible for a local direct award and for what amount. If eligible, submit an application by May 30, 2020.
This ICMA article explains 2019 Byrne JAG recipients are likely eligible for awards that can cover overtime and supplies, among other expenses.