November 13, 2020

Cortez Masto Applauds $1.6 Million in Emergency Funds to Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1,684,038 in grants funding to the Nevada Division of Emergency Management for measures to respond to COVID-19. The funds will reimburse the state for its purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical equipment, and medical supplies for essential workers statewide.                                 

“I’m glad that Nevada continues to get federal funds related to its coronavirus response. Responding to the pandemic has been a tremendous drain on state, local, and tribal government budgets, and I’ll continue to work in the Senate to get every necessary support to ensure that Nevada can slow the spread of the virus.”


This grant reimburses Nevada for COVID-19-related expenses through June 30, 2020, including for PPE, medical equipment, and supply purchases consisting of KN95 Masks, N95 masks, Tyvek coveralls, nitrile gloves, PAPR’s, disposable gowns, reusable gowns, mop heads, face shields, cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizer utilized in the state’s coronavirus response.