Press Release

Gillibrand Announces Over $35 Million In Federal Funding To Reimburse Health Care Providers For COVID-19 Costs In New York State

Nov 30, 2023

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $35,198,187.69 in federal funding to reimburse health care systems and facilities in New York State for costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to reimburse recipients for the cost of emergency protective measures during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, including temporary staffing, COVID-19 testing, and medical equipment.

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt across New York State, placing an especially heavy burden on health care providers,said Senator Gillibrand. “These critical federal funds will reimburse several health care providers for the cost of these emergency protective measures that helped minimize the threat to the health and safety of the general public. I’m proud to deliver this important funding and will continue to fight to keep our communities safe.”

Funding recipients listed below:

RecipientFunding AmountReimbursement Purpose
Bronx/Hudson Valley
Montefiore Health System Inc.$25,678,845.23Personal Protective Equipment, Medical Supplies
Long Island
Long Island Community Hospital at NYU Langone$3,638,503.87Contract Staffing
Suffolk (County)$2,979,425.67Force Account Labor (FAL), Overtime (OT), Equipment, Medical Supplies
Mohawk Valley
Mohawk Valley Health System$2,901,412.92COVID-19 Testing