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FEMA Aid Available to Non-Profits, Schools, Long-Term Healthcare Facilities and Government Entities

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If you are a private nonprofit organizationa 911 and emergency medical services (EMS) agency or a state, local, tribal or territorial government entityyou may be eligible for reimbursement of emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by applying to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Some examples of organizations that may be eligible are schools, social service organizations, long-term healthcare facilities, fire services, and cities and towns. With fall just around the corner, you may need to restock your PPE inventory (such as cleaning supplies)make facilities adjustments and moreThese are some of the costs that may be covered. Other costs include facilities cleaning and disinfection, medical supplies, PPE purchases and training costs.   

To be eligible as a private non-profit you must show that you have: 

  • A ruling letter from the Internal Revenue Service granting tax exemption under sections 501(c), (d), or (e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; or 
  • Documentation from the state substantiating that the non-revenue producing organization or entity is a nonprofit entity organized or doing business under state law. 

Eligible private nonprofits must also own or operate an eligible facility, meaning one that provides an eligible service, which includes education, utilities, emergency, medical, custodial care, and other essential social services. 

This link provides a summary of eligibility requirements and allowed costs, as well as a link for how to apply for reimbursement. 

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