Hochul Announces Emergency Management Fund; Zone to get $ 75,000
The three counties in our CNY News listening area will receive a total of approximately $ 75,000 in funds announced by Governor Hochul today. These funds can be set aside to deal with any type of emergency that arises in our communities.
The total amount statewide is $ 7.4 million. Federal funding is available for New York State County Emergency Management Agencies to support planning and operational preparedness for any type of disaster. Through the annual Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant, fellows can access funding to support a wide range of efforts from developing and implementing training and exercises to acquiring skills. emergency response resources.
“This funding is critically important to communities across New York State as we continue to recover from the storm damage we have suffered over the past few months.” Governor Hochul said: “As we are forced to deal with the devastating effects of climate change on a more regular basis, I have no doubts that our local emergency management agencies will use this money wisely to prepare for future disasters. “
To access funding, local laureates must develop projects or initiatives that strengthen their own preparedness and response capacities to face any potential dangers. Projects should also focus on efforts identified by FEMA as requiring national improvement. This includes logistics and distribution management planning, evacuation planning, disaster financial management, disaster housing and resilient communications.
By working within this framework, funding can be used to support:
- Management and administration activities;
- Staffing for emergency management agencies;
- Training and exercises;
- Construction and renovation of emergency operations centers; and
- Maintenance and maintenance of GIS and interoperable communication systems
Ineligible costs include: