Municipalities will be reimbursed by the federal government for pandemic expenses

Municipalities have been hit hard by pandemic-related expenditures such as necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, medical equipment, increased operations costs, and other crucial services. Over the summer of 2020, cities and towns had been notified that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would not reimburse COVID-19-related purchases, creating significant budget concerns. For example, in New Hampshire, Manchester city officials report that pandemic-related expenses made by just the Manchester School District reach $11.3 million. The Biden Administration’s recent reversal to once again allow FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security to reimburse all emergency expenses comes as a massive relief for municipalities. Importantly, retroactive reimbursements will be allowed for pandemic-related purchases dating back as far as January 20, 2020. #covid-19 #economy

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