Portman Announces $2.7 Million FEMA Grant to Franklin County to Provide COVID-19 Protective Measures

January 7, 2021 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for awarding a $2.7 million grant to help Franklin County with costs associated with continuing to provide COVID-19 emergency protective measures. FEMA awarded this grant from replenished funds accessible thanks to the bipartisan CARES Act, which Senator Portman supported and was signed into law by President Trump.  

“The $2.7 million FEMA grant is good news for Franklin County because it will help them continue to provide the protective measures that Central Ohioans desperately need during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Portman. “This pandemic has created significant and unprecedented challenges across Ohio and these funds will provide much-needed additional support. I will continue to work with my bipartisan colleagues in Congress to ensure that Ohio has the necessary resources during these uncertain times.”