Feds extend FEMA and Title 32 support for Guam

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President Biden has extended the 100 percent federal cost share for FEMA Public Assistance and Title 32 for the National Guard response to and recovery from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Guam National Guard has been instrumental in responding to COVID-19, organizing and staffing the biggest COVID vaccination clinics on Guam, most notably at the UOG Fieldhouse.

Acting Governor Josh Tenorio has issued the following statement relative to the extension of federal funding for COVID-19 Public Assistance Category B and National Guard Title 32 costs through April 1, 2022:

“We are grateful to the Biden Administration for extending FEMA support and enabling our Guam National Guard members to continue their critical mission here at home, containing the virus and saving lives. Throughout the pandemic and to this day, we have leaned on our local service members to fill roles in all areas of our pandemic response, including quarantine, testing, vaccination, and now treatment. The recent rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 years of age and ongoing efforts to provide booster shots for those eligible have kept the demands on our servicemembers steady as support for the Department of Public Health and Social Services in its critical mission to protect Guam’s public health. As Public Health works to increase its capacities and strengthen its personnel, this extension will allow it to ensure an orderly and efficient transition.”

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