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Utah to receive additional $4.9 million from FEMA in response to COVID-19

Sep 23, 2022, 9:30 PM

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SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah has been approved to receive an additional $4.9 million from FEMA in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aid was provided under a major disaster declaration on that was issued on April 4, 2020. Utah has now received $319 million from FEMA in response to the pandemic.

The grant provided by FEMA will reimburse Salt Lake County for providing housing to those people who were at high risk or vulnerable to the virus. It also reimburses the county for providing housing for those under quarantine or isolation. 

Additionally, the grant covers housing costs between May 17, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021. All housing following the guidelines set in place by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC.

In an effort for state and local governments to receive eligible funding quicker, FEMA has made the application and funding process easier.

For more information on how FEMA is assisting the public, click here

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Utah to receive additional $4.9 million from FEMA in response to COVID-19