Pandemic-related healthcare emergency operations training costs now eligible for FEMA grant
Patient-engaging healthcare facilities can recoup up to 75% of COVID-19 training costs
Healthcare organizations can qualify for FEMA reimbursement grants of up to 75% for COVID- 19 training and planning costs, but must (as a prerequisite to the grant application)
On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared an emergency under Section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act; 42 U.S.C. §5191(b)) in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The emergency declaration authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Public Assistance (PA) program, which provides direct and financial assistance for emergency protective measures.
For a healthcare organization to best leverage this opportunity to undertake 75% more COVID- 19 emergency operations planning and staff training while remaining within budget, time is of the essence. According to FEMA policies, the federal assistance provided must respond to the effects of the incident warranting an emergency or major disaster declaration, "which took place during the incident period or was in anticipation of that incident." The emergency and primary disaster declarations for COVID-19 currently list the incident period as "January 20, 2020 and continuing."
Readiness Associates can lead your COVID-19 response and training and also assist all qualified healthcare organizations in making state-level requests for FEMA Public Assistance for the reimbursement of eligible COVID-19 emergency operations and staff training costs. The expected processing time from the initial grant application to receipt of funding typically ranges from a few weeks to a couple of months.
To discover how your healthcare organization's preparedness strategies can benefit from state and federal grant funding, call (866) 810-0077 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Readiness Associates
As man-made and natural disasters continue to increase worldwide, Readiness Associates of Portland, Maine, is your essential preparedness and risk mitigation partner. We offer solutions that help workplaces execute a well-designed plan for immediate response anytime, anywhere. Readiness Associates' core mission is to ensure that any organization, especially health care organizations nationally, is CMS compliant while preparing teams and their families to be: Safe. Ready. Prepared.
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