While local, state, and federal emergency response and public health agencies continue to do battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, recent federal funding will help agencies and organizations better prepare for the threat of future crises and disasters.
Recently, the federal government allocated billions of dollars in grant funding to go to emergency preparedness for a wide variety of sectors across the United States.
On June 30, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the third and final grant allocation of $385 million, combined with allocations of $1.3 billion in February and April 2020, for a total of $1.8 billion. Grants were awarded to state and local agencies, tribal and territorial governments, and nonprofit and private sector organizations to bolster preparedness capabilities and efforts. According to DHS, the preparedness grants help “prevent,