Department of Homeland Security

Disaster Relief Fund​: $50 billion in additional funding to FEMA for reimbursements to state, local, tribal and territorial governments for response and recovery activities relating to the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can pay for personal protective equipment; vaccine distribution; sanitization of schools, public transit, and courthouses; health care overtime costs; funeral expenses, and other needs.

Other FEMA Programs​: $300 million in Firefighter grants, $100 million for Emergency Management Performance Grants, and $110 million for humanitarian relief to support communities and organizations assisting with the humane, safe, and orderly reception of migrant families and individuals during COVID through the Emergency Food and Shelter Grant program.

Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation​: Provides $650 million to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to mitigate cybersecurity risks such as those resulting from agencies’ rapid shift to working from home, and continued efforts to hack vaccine development.

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Laura WaxmanDirector of Public Safety