CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) announced today that $2,078,289 in federal funding has been made available to Franciscan Alliance, Inc. for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of April 3, 2020.

This funding will reimburse Franciscan Alliance, Inc. for costs to perform emergency protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the purchase and distribution of medical supplies and commodities for the treatment of positive and presumed positive cases of COVID-19 at hospitals throughout the state of Indiana.

“FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an important resource for Indiana’s COVID-19 response efforts,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting regional administrator, FEMA Region 5. “This grant has helped ensure necessary medical services and equipment are available to fight this virus and protect the lives of Hoosiers throughout the state.” 

“FEMA continues to be a terrific partner in Indiana’s mission to make whole again the many agencies that were impacted significantly during the pandemic,” said Stephen Cox, executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. “With collaborations from all levels of government, Hoosiers will continue to see agencies and entities adjust to this new normal of operations, knowing their government stands at the ready with support.”

FEMA provides a 100 percent federal share of eligible reimbursable expenses for this project. 

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 emergency actions taken to protect lives or property.  To learn more, visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. For more information about FEMA’s COVID-19 vaccine support efforts, visit www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/vaccine-support.

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