SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The federal government has awarded Crouse Health nearly $2 million as a reimbursement to cover previous COVID-19 response and operational costs.
The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program, per U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched our health care system to its limit,” Gillibrand said. “This funding will provide vital support to the Crouse Health Hospital as it continues treating and vaccinating patients and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in Syracuse. This critical investment will offset additional operating costs in order to meet the demand of the moment…”
Crouse Hospital worked in executing New York’s COVID-19 testing plan early in the pandemic. It also provided resources and support including medical-supply distribution; medical care for management control; and “reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety,” Schumer and Gillibrand said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding is authorized under section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, they added.