FEMA announced on Thursday that $3,355,416 of federal funding will be provided to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) for costs related to the state’s response to the pandemic.
The funding is provided for the state’s response under the federal disaster declaration of March 27, 2020. It reimburses MDHHS for costs dedicated to COVID-19 vaccine scheduling support services through contracts with Google and Michigan 211.
“FEMA is committed to augmenting COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Michigan,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting regional administrator of FEMA Region 5. “This grant funding helped ensure the state could provide support services to help individuals access COVID-19 vaccination appointments and ultimately protect themselves from the virus.”
“We appreciate our partnership with FEMA as we continue efforts to combat COVID-19,” said Capt. Kevin Sweeney, deputy state director of Emergency Management and commander of the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. “This funding will support the state’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Michiganders aged 16 and older.”