CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that $1,058,537 in federal funding has been made available to Michigan State Police/Emergency Management Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD).
The funding is for costs associated with the administration of the Public Assistance Grant Program.
The grant funding is part of FEMA’s efforts in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) federal disaster declaration on March 27, 2020.
The funding will reimburse the MSP/EMHSD for costs incurred during the administration of the Public Assistance Grant Program.
“FEMA’s Public Assistance Program will be an important resource for communities affected by COVID-19,” said FEMA Region V Administrator James K. Joseph. “By funding these management costs, the state of Michigan is able to ensure a more seamless federal grant process to allow for faster recovery in communities impacted by the pandemic.”
FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides funding to local government jurisdictions and eligible private non-profits for the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged infrastructure as well as costs incurred for debris removal, disaster cleanup and emergency actions taken to protect lives or property.