FEMA issues $47 million to Wisconsin for vaccine distribution

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 13:30:04-05

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced that over $47 million in federal funding has been made available to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) for costs related to the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

The funding is an advance payment to DHS for eligible reimbursement costs to distribute the vaccines.

“FEMA is committed to expanding COVID-19 vaccination efforts across the country,” said Kevin M. Sligh, acting regional administrator, FEMA Region 5. “This expedited grant funding will increase vaccine access across Wisconsin and is an important resource in the state’s fight to stop the spread of this virus.”

FEMA provides 100 percent federal share of eligible reimbursable expenses.

“We are grateful to FEMA Region 5 for their ongoing support,” said Dr. Darrell L. Williams, Wisconsin Emergency Management administrator. “The partial fulfillment of this expedited request will go a long way towards helping our ongoing response to COVID-19 to include our vaccination efforts throughout the great state of Wisconsin.”

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