State Gets COVID-Related Refund Money from Feds

Photo courtesy of Alexius Horatius

HYANNIS – FEMA has awarded more than $5.2 million dollars to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for reimbursement of the state educational department’s costs of providing test kits to students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will receive the reimbursement from the Public Assistance grant for the purchase and distribution of over 150,000 at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests between December 2021 and July 2022.

More than $1.7 billion dollars have been provided by FEMA to Massachusetts for reimbursement of pandemic-related expenses.

For more information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program visit their website.

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