Another New Hampshire University is Getting Millions of Dollars From the United States Government
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We've been hearing about funds rolling into New Hampshire, from the Granite State itself receiving more than $4 million from the United States government to the University of New Hampshire getting over $8 million. Now it's time for Plymouth State University to see its share of money, all due to the pandemic.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is sending the University more than $2.5 Million from a Public Assistance grant to reimburse it for contracting to provide over 27,000 COVID-19 tests from July 2020 through July 2021.
To be exact, it's $2,731,448, and Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich said this is just one of so many reimbursements that the state of New Hampshire will continue to receive for its role in providing such crucial assistance in the most dire times during our pandemic.
FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Plymouth State University with these costs, 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.
She adds that FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for any state and community recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. So far, FEMA has provided almost $151 million in Public Assistance grants to New Hampshire. This is to reimburse the state for its pandemic-related expenses that were doled out to help fight COVID-19, as well as keep Granite Staters with access to testing.
Clearly, when FEMA is distributing millions like this, it puts into perspective the incredible costs incurred using state-provided resources to provide testing and subsequent health safety. Even with this assistance being statewide, its national contribution is huge.