The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in February 2021 increased federal funding for COVID-19 pandemic expenses from 75% to 100%, retroactive to the beginning of the pandemic in January 2020. The agency has now extended the COVID-19 federal 100% cost share for an additional three months, from April 1 to July 1, 2022.
This extension allows FEMA to pay 100% federal funding for the costs of eligible COVID-19 expenses, which include COVID-19-related medical care, vaccination and testing efforts. Absent an additional extension from the Biden administration, the federal cost share will reduce to 90% after July 1.
Members with questions on the FEMA cost share extension may contact Renée Smiddy at the MHA.