University of New Hampshire is Getting Over $8 Million From the United States Government
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First the Granite State received over $4 Million from The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. Now it's time for the University of New Hampshire to receive its check.
To be exact, it's $8,355,789 and the reason UNH is getting this gigantic chunk of multi-million dollar change is because of the FEMA Public Assistance grant. It's a reimbursement for contracting to provide almost 70,000 COVID-19 tests between August and November 2020.
Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich said this is just one of so many reimbursements that the state of New Hampshire has received for its role in providing such crucial assistance in the most dire times during our pandemic.
FEMA is pleased to be able to assist the University of New Hampshire 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 $147 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.