Roybal-Allard Statement on California Receiving Over $800M in FEMA Grants for COVID Vaccinations
Washington, DC – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced over $800 million in grant funding to help California administer more COVID-19 vaccinations and protect residents’ lives, safety, and health. The grant funding will be used by the California Department of Public Health, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and the Department of General Services to establish, staff, and support vaccination centers and disseminate accurate and accessible information and communication regarding COVID vaccines. After FEMA’s announcement, Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement:
“I am thrilled that FEMA is providing an additional $823 million to help California administer more COVID vaccinations. When combined with last week’s announcement that the Biden Administration is directing reimbursement to states for 100 percent of the cost of FEMA-eligible services retroactively to the beginning of the pandemic, President Biden’s administration has now directed over $1.1 billion in pandemic assistance to California since taking office less than three weeks ago.
“As the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I look forward to continuing to work with President Biden and his administration to provide the funding and resources that communities in California and across the nation need to stay safe and healthy as we continue to battle this pandemic.”