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DeFazio Announces Over $26 Million in FEMA Grants for the State of Oregon

Oct 28, 2021
Press Release

Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would distribute over $26 million in grants in the state of Oregon for costs associated with COVID-19 and wildfires.

“Oregonians need all the help they can get to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastation brought on by wildfire season,” said Rep. DeFazio. “Much of this funding will be provided at a 100 percent federal cost share, giving the State necessary resources to rebuild following these disasters. As Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which has jurisdiction over FEMA, I’m committed to ensuring Oregonians have the resources they need to get back on their feet.”

FEMA announced four grants in the state of Oregon to aid with recovery projects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire season. The total award amounts are as follows:

  • $14,142,446 will be provided to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for COVID-19 mitigation costs
  • $11,311,832 for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for COVID-19 mitigation costs
  • $1,372,952 for Lane Electric Cooperative INC for wildfire costs
  • $2,868,381 for Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) for wildfire costs