By Tom Sivak Regional Administrator, FEMA Region 5 Many families—including mine—consider free time a valuable commodity. Between full-time jobs, and three young, active sons, an open schedule together is a scarcity for my family. Though infrequent, I’ve made it a priority to use some of these free moments to talk with them about the possible […]
FEMA Offers Generous Funeral Aid to Those Grieving COVID-19 Deaths. Getting it isn’t Easy.
By Noelle Alviz-Gransee (Wisconsin Watch) and Kristin Byrne (TMJ4 News) This story was originally published by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, where you can find other stories reporting on fifteen city neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Visit milwaukeenns.org. Shenora Staten-Jordan felt lost when her father, Gary Lee Staten, died of COVID-19 in May. She hadn’t expected to lose […]
Connecting High-Risk Wisconsinites to the Much-Needed COVID-19 Vaccine
By Acting FEMA Region 5 Administrator Kevin M. Sligh Sr. It’s about accessibility, confidence and equity. FEMA’s focus for the last three months has been on reaching Wisconsin’s underserved communities with the COVID-19 vaccine, while working in coordination with our partners to build trust that the vaccine is a safe and effective method to combat […]
Wisconsin Receives FEMA Aid for Vaccine Distribution Support
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz Wisconsin is receiving $47 million in federal funding to help cover the costs of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency also known as FEMA announced the aid distribution on Sunday, Jan. 31. “FEMA is committed to expanding COVID-19 vaccination efforts across the country,” […]