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Over $5.7 Million In Federal Funding Support COVID Response For Syracuse University And Oneida County

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Over $5.7 million of FEMA funding will go to Syracuse University and Oneida County to cover the cost related to their COVID-19 responses. New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced FEMA will distribute a total of $4,414,376 costs for Syracuse University and $1,377,409 for Oneida County.

This is to reimburse expenses such as medical supplies and materials, enhanced cleaning or disinfecting of facilities, dissemination of information to the public and guidance about COVID-19, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and other costs while combating the spread of pandemic.

“Pandemic recovery begins by tackling the tremendous costs local government and our higher education institutions have incurred managing the crisis and keeping students and residents safe throughout the pandemic,” said Senator Schumer.

This funding is a part of 100% federal cost share by FEMA, which Schumer advocated for New York at the beginning of the pandemic.