Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Downey, says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding a disaster grant of $30.9 million to Los Angeles County to fund COVID-19 testing sites.
Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding as the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.
“As new coronavirus cases continue to appear in L.A. County, it is crucial for my constituents in California’s 40th Congressional District to have access to COVID-19 testing in their own communities,” she said in a statement issued in Washington D.C. “As Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I thank FEMA for awarding these federal funds, which will bolster the capacity of our local community-based testing sites. I will keep fighting for federal funding to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in our communities and across America.”
The county operates a COVID-19 testing site outside the Rose Bowl.