Community health centers may be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance grant funds for emergency work administered before, during, and following the response to COVID-19. Applicants must utilize available funding from other federal agencies (i.e. HRSA, the Small Business Administration) before seeking reimbursement from FEMA. Funds are not reimbursable for typical budgeted expenses or lost revenue.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
This group helps healthcare and frontline organizations source critical and personal protective equipment (PPE) from vetted suppliers. They have a comprehensive operation to verify suppliers around the world in order to deliver a pre-vetted list of suppliers to healthcare providers. Project N95 also works with governments at all levels to determine where demand is and where it is most urgent.
Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM (CCDS) is operational in two locations in New York. Each system can decontaminate up to 80,000 N95 masks a day. Because of an agreement with HHS and FEMA, the decontamination service is available at no charge to community health centers for the next 6 months. Additionally, there is a no-cost logistics solution via Cardinal Health or FedEx for mask pick-up and return that healthcare providers can take advantage of.