‘DHSEM will get $1.48M more for its COVID-19 relief efforts’

DHSEM has received over $55M so far in FEMA grants for COVID relief efforts

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (D-MP) disclosed over the weekend that the CNMI Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will receive $1.48 million more to supports its COVID-19 relief efforts.

Sablan said in his e-kilili newsletter that DHSEM has received over $55 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants for COVID-19 relief efforts so far.

He said FEMA announced Tuesday last week that DHSEM will get $1,484,361 to provide for the Marianas’ protective measures against the pandemic.

These protective measures include COVID-19 testing and screening operations at community testing sites; public outreach for health and safety information; and inventory management of medical supplies, equipment, and personnel.

The delegate also disclosed that Patrick Guerrero, the Governor’s Authorized Representative, briefed him last Tuesday on the continuing work on typhoon recovery projects.

Sablan said one of his priorities in Congress is to make sure that FEMA responds in a timely manner to CNMI agencies.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com
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