The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1 million to the State of Maine to reimburse the cost of testing the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $1,062,625 Public Assistance grant will go to the Maine Department for Health and Human Services to cover the cost of providing 42,505 tests to the public at 62 Walgreens locations throughout the state between August and September 2021.
“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist the State of Maine with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our partners on the front lines of the pandemic fight is critical to their success, and our success as a nation.”
So far, FEMA has provided more than $133 million in Public Assistance grants to Maine to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.