FEMA Assistance for Vaccine Administration and Distribution: In Brief [March 12, 2021] [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Introduction: "Beginning in March 2020, former President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency, and subsequently declared major disasters for all 50 states, five territories, the District of Columbia, and one tribe for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act, as amended; P.L. [public law] 93- 288). Among the forms of assistance authorized under the Stafford Act declarations was Public Assistance (PA) for Emergency Protective Measures, including PA for vaccination-related costs (e.g., PPE [personal protective equipment] for vaccinators, vaccinator overtime or surge support). Upon assuming office, President Joseph R. Biden expanded the use of PA for vaccination-related costs by increasing the PA federal cost share and initiating an effort to use PA to open and expand vaccination sites. The first federally-run vaccination sites opened on February 16, 2021 (see Chronology [hyperlink]). This report provides a brief synopsis of FEMA PA for vaccination-related costs using available data to date."
CRS Report for Congress, R46715
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/