FEMA: More Than $7.5 Million Provided to Connecticut’s Greenwich Hospital for Early Pandemic-Related Emergency Actions

FEMA and the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) announced this week that a total of $7,556,621 in federal funds were awarded to Greenwich Hospital for the State of Connecticut’s initial emergency response to COVID-19 and protective measures from the coronavirus.

The funds are awarded in two separate grants through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program for expenses incurred in 2020. A $5,166,401 grant covers eligible costs from January 20 to June 30, 2020 and a $2,390,220 grant covers eligible costs from January 21 to August 31, 2020.

Both grants reimburse hospital officials for emergency work and efforts undertaken to mitigate the COVID pandemic.

The $5,166,401 grant included reimbursement for a command center, a temporary testing facility, rented stretchers and heaters, a temporary morgue, staff for emergency-work tasks, and public dissemination of information.

The $2,390,220 grant included reimbursement for temporary tents and trailers set up outside the hospital as part of an emergency triage area,  a specimens-collection point, areas converted into additional rooms for patients, rented beds, and more medical supplies and equipment,.

FEMA is providing a 100% federal cost share of eligible expenses for these two PA projects.

“Since the start of the pandemic, Greenwich Hospital has been an important partner in the State of Connecticut’s battle against COVID-19 and its many challenges,” said Acting Regional Administrator and Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ford, who oversees FEMA’s operations in New England in a release. “These grants support Connecticut’s mission to save lives, prevent illness and continue down the road to recovery.”

FEMA’s PA Program is for certain types of private non-profit organizations, states, commonwealths, localities, federally recognized Tribes and territories. More information about the program is at https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public.

As of May 20, FEMA obligated $495.6 million related to the coronavirus pandemic in Connecticut.