Lofgren Announces $25+ Million in Federal Funding for COVID-19 Vaccinations in Santa Clara County
SAN JOSE, CA – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse Santa Clara County for a total of $25,004,701.14 for COVID-19 vaccine administration and distribution.
“For more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for families and businesses in Santa Clara County. Fortunately, help is on the way thanks to smart executive actions from the Biden Administration, the passage of the American Rescue Plan, and more vaccine approvals,” said Rep. Lofgren. “Our County has been a leader in its COVID-19 response and this federal funding will ensure our county government can continue vaccine operations without taking funding away from other essential services.”
Lofgren has consistently supported increasing the federal cost share for COVID-19-related activities from 75% to 100%. Following President Biden’s January 21,2021 and February 2, 2021 Executive Memoranda, FEMA is paying 100% of all eligible costs through September 30, 2021.
Lofgren added, “I encourage everyone in my district and around the country to get one of the safe, effective, CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccinations if and when you are eligible.”