CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $1,602,360 in federal funding has been made available to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for critical medical services provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This grant funding is part of the recovery efforts for the federal disaster declaration of March 26, 2020. This funding will reimburse the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for emergency response and protective measures taken during the pandemic, including costs for facility disinfection, medical supplies, personal protective equipment, and testing, diagnosis and treatment methods for patients who were exposed to or contracted the virus.

“FEMA’s Public Assistance Program is an important resource for communities affected by COVID-19,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting regional administrator, FEMA Region 5. “This grant funding has helped ensure the availability of critical medical services in the Chicago area to help combat this virus.”

FEMA provides a 75 percent federal share of eligible reimbursable expenses for this project.  The total project cost is $2,136,480.

 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.  To learn more, visit FEMA’s website at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.

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