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Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces FEMA Grant for LA Convention Center COVID-19 Hospital Shelter Site

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Washington, June 12, 2020 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2.7 million in Public Assistance Program funding to the City of Los Angeles for the Hospital Shelter Site at the LA Convention Center in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  As chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Chairwoman Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding.

“Los Angeles turned the LA Convention Center into a facility to help our communities respond to a surge in COVID-19 patients,” said Chairwoman Roybal-Allard.  “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten our communities, this funding will help support our local response to this public health emergency.  As Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I strongly support FEMA’s decision to fund the City of LA’s hospital shelter site at the LA Convention Center.”
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