Roswell accepts $40K grant for coronavirus protective gear

Roswell is accepting a $40,502 federal grant to help pay for first responders' personal protective equipment against the COVID-19 virus.  STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Roswell is accepting a $40,502 federal grant to help pay for first responders' personal protective equipment against the COVID-19 virus. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

The Roswell City Council has accepted a $40,502 federal grant to partially fund the purchase of personal protective equipment against the COVID-19 virus for first responders and firefighters.

The grant, out of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, reimburses the city for coronavirus-related expenditures since Jan. 1, as well as some current and future needs, according to a staff report to the council.

The city must provide a 10% match for the funds, or $4,050. The money can come out of the Fire Department’s Machinery Equipment Operating budget, staff said.

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