FEMA awards $8.4M to UNH for COVID testing

  • The University of New Hampshire Wildcat sculpture on the street side of Memorial Field, dons a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases on campus have hit a high in February 2021. Rich Beauchesne / Fosters.com

Published: 8/15/2022 5:37:52 PM
Modified: 8/15/2022 5:34:24 PM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending nearly $8.4 million to the state of New Hampshire to reimburse the University of New Hampshire for the cost of providing testing for students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $8,355,789 FEMA Public Assistance grant to the University of New Hampshire will reimburse it for contracting to provide almost 70,000 COVID-19 tests between August and November 2020.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist the University of New Hampshire with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our institutions of higher education to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to their success, and to our success as a nation.”

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for states and communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency.

So far, FEMA has provided almost $147 million in Public Assistance grants to New Hampshire to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.

Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program is available at  fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit. 

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