The City of El Paso and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is expecting to receive an additional $4.39 million in federal funds to address the migrant surge the region is experiencing.
On Thursday, December 22, FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program’s National Board approved $4.39 million for the City of El Paso’s expenses regarding the migrant crisis.
The funds are in addition to the $6 million FEMA’s EFSP approved on December 13, bringing the total of promised funding to $10.39 million. The City is pending the formal award letter and payment.
The City previously received notice that FEMA has identified nearly $3.8 million as partial reimbursement for the City’s third-quarter expenses (July-Sept). The total reimbursement request is $5.13 million. FEMA is evaluating the remaining $1.34 million reimbursement. The City received the $3.8 million on Wednesday, December 21.
The City and OEM continue ongoing migrant support and preparing for the end of Title 42, as a new wave of migrants arrives at the border. We continue to work with local NGOs, federal partners, and nonprofits to respond to this unprecedented migrant crisis.
The City is also working with state partners including Texas Senator Cesar Blanco to request state resources to include public safety for the community, staff, and migrants, and transportation services for migrants traveling to other communities.
For more information about the City of El Paso’s response to the humanitarian crisis including the City’s Migrant Situational Awareness Dashboard, visit www.ElPasoTexas.gov/Migrant-Crisis.
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