Assistance Fed and State

Federal Emergency Management (FEMA)

Updated additional guidance from FEMA here.  March 20, 2020
Includes "What Local Governments Should Do."

Note: FEMA recommends that local governments follow the guidelines for “ Procurement Under Grants Conducted Under Exigent ” or “ Emergency Circumstances .”


CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response

The list of eligible activities under CDBG that can be used in infectious disease response, including things like constructing treatment facilities, provide short-term working capital assistance, meals on wheels and more. Details here

Wisconsin Partnership Program COVID-19 Response Grant Program

A new funding opportunity from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health will help UW-Madison researchers and community organizations, including local governments, respond to the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The COVID-19 Response Grant Program is a strategic, flexible, rapid-response mechanism designed to support innovative, responsive, high-impact projects that aim to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by lessening the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through scientific, medical, or public health approaches and/or by supporting those most at risk or experiencing the greatest disparities in care. Learn more...