Guam gets $3.2 million from FEMA to provide medical sheltering


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted Guam Homeland Security – Office of Civil Defense (GHS-OCD) $3.2 million to provide temporary sheltering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Funds will reimburse expenses used to quarantine passengers who entered Guam by sea and air, a precautionary measure to prevent potentially infected individuals from spreading COVID-19. The award covers costs incurred for hotel room rentals, meals, laundry, and other incidentals.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide GHS-OCD the initial $3.2 million of the $4.2 million expedited project. Additional funding will be reimbursed upon submission of documentation supporting further expenditures.

Public Assistance provides grants to government organizations and certain private nonprofit organizations following a presidential disaster declaration to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

FEMA continues working with its partners ─ including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies ─ along with state, tribal, and territorial authorities, private sector partners, and others to assist, augment and expedite vaccinations in the United States.

(FEMA News Release)