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Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces $23 Million in FEMA Grants to CA Dept of Public Health for COVID

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Washington, August 19, 2020 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced the awarding of more than $23 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to the California Department of Public Health to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Department of Public Health is receiving $13.1 million for contract testing services, as well as $10.4 million for alternative care sites and emergency medical care facility expenses statewide.  As chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Chairwoman Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding.

“As California continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, FEMA grants like these will help our state save lives and contain the spread of the coronavirus,” said Chairwoman Roybal-Allard.  “FEMA’s support is essential to our ongoing fight to protect California families, and to defeat COVID-19.  I oversee FEMA funding as chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and will keep doing all I can to ensure FEMA continues to help our communities in the midst of this crisis.”

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