Hempstead, NY (January 5, 2021)—Supervisor Don Clavin, along with the Hempstead Town Board, has authorized a $68,684.92 grant for the East Meadow Fire District to assist with unbudgeted expenses incurred throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative recognizes the ongoing efforts of first responders who continued to step up for the community throughout the pandemic. This grant has been made possible through the federal CARES Act, which provided the Town of Hempstead with $133 million in funds last year.
“I would like to once again thank Senator Schumer for his part in securing the extension of funding for multiple food, medical and educational initiatives among others like this one for first responders to remain safe and protected from COVID-19 as they continue to help our community,” said Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin. “America’s largest township will continue to do everything in its power to support first responders and residents throughout this pandemic.”
Utilizing federal CARES Act funds, the Town of Hempstead has provided more than $350,000 in relief grants to assist local fire departments. The deadline to utilize these funds was extended into 2021.
“The East Meadow Fire District has been on the front lines of our community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be utilizing these funds to protect fellow neighbors,” said Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr. “We are proud to provide this grant to support our neighborhood firefighters and help give them the tools they need to protect the residents of America’s largest township,” Councilman Tom Muscarella added.
For more information about the Town of Hempstead and its efforts to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses throughout the region, visit https://hempsteadny.gov/.