(Bismarck, ND) -- Some good news at North Dakota continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
FEMA annoucning Monday it has provided $24 million in additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts in the state. To date, FEMA has provided more than $32 million in Public Assistance funding for COVID-19 response in North Dakota. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 1st, 2020.
The $24 million was provided to the North Dakota Department of Public Health and Environment. They utilized materials and contracts to establish and operate a COVID-19 diagnoses - laboratory to assist in the management, control, and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety. The department also extended their laboratory capacity, increased staffing, purchased laboratory equipment, supplies and software, and leased warehousing facilities.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found by clicking here.