FEMA gives $46 million to Cleveland Clinic Foundation to help with coronavirus expenses

FEMA gives $46 million to Cleveland Clinic Foundation to help with coronavirus expenses
FEMA gives $46 million to Cleveland Clinic Foundation to help with coronavirus expenses (Source: Cleveland Clinic)

(WOIO) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making $46 million in federal funding available to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for costs related to COVID-19.

The funding will reimburse the Clinic for money used to expand capacity to treat patients with COVID-19 and to purchase medical supplies, ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE).

FEMA made a total of $46,077,160 available to the Clinic Foundation.

The funds cover the state’s COVID-19 related expenses under the federal disaster declaration on March 31.

Ohio Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Sima Merick said the Cleveland area has the second highest rate of COVID-19 cases in Ohio.

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