The Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. is receiving $2,383,674 to pay for personnel costs related to administration of the COVID-19 vaccines, according to Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) over the weekend.
In his e-kilili newsletter, Sablan also disclosed that the Commonwealth Ports Authority is receiving $1,388,888 in fiscal year 2021 Airport Improvement Program funds for infrastructure and safety projects. See story on Page 6
The delegate said the Federal Emergency Management Agency informed his congressional office of funding that is intended to cover 100% of the money CHCC paid and will pay its staff from May 12, 2021, through Aug. 12, 2021, to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. He said FEMA obligates the funds directly to the CNMI government, which is then responsible for conveying the money to CHCC.
“Congratulations to CHCC, which to date has received $3,612,310.27 under the pandemic major disaster declaration,” the delegate said. (Ferdie de la Torre)