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

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

Utah will receive an additional $4.9 million from FEMA to help with housing costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Annie Barker, Deseret News)

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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 follows the guidelines set in place by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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, click here.

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