CNY to receive over $ 400,000 to improve disaster preparedness


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CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) – Thanks to the annual federal emergency management grant, counties in central New York will receive more than $ 400,000 as part of a statewide campaign to increase their preparation for any type of disaster.

The six counties in the CNY market: Cortland ($ 23,011), Madison ($ 31,811), Oneida ($ 90,747), Onondaga ($ 175,497), Oswego ($ 49,578) and Tompkins ($ 42,078), can use the funding to develop and implement emergency response training. Resources.

“This funding is critically important to communities across New York State as we continue to recover from the storm damage we have suffered in recent months.” Governor Kathy Hochul said: “As we are forced to deal with the devastating effects of climate change on a more regular basis, I am confident that our local emergency management agencies will use this money wisely to prepare for future disasters. ”

In order to receive funding, the project must be developed to strengthen response capacity and responsiveness to potential disasters, including logistics and distribution management planning, evacuation planning, financial disaster management, disaster housing and resilient communications.

By working within this framework, funding can be used to support:

  • Management and administration activities;
  • Planning;
  • Staffing for emergency management agencies;
  • Equipment;
  • Training and exercises;
  • Construction and renovation of emergency operations centers; and
  • Maintenance and maintenance of GIS and interoperable communication systems

Ineligible costs include:

  • Unauthorized equipment: firearms, ammunition, grenade launchers, bayonets or aircraft, ships or armed vehicles of any kind with weapons installed.
  • Costs to support the hiring of sworn public security officers to perform traditional public security functions or to displace traditional public security positions and responsibilities.
  • Activities and projects unrelated to the completion and implementation of the EMPG program.

Grant amounts available to local emergency management agencies are listed below:

Laureate Total reward
Albany County $ 116,055
County of Alléganie $ 22,869
Broome County $ 78,233
Cattaraugus County $ 34,321
Cayuga County $ 34,215
Chautauqua County $ 54,250
Chemung County $ 37,429
Chenango County $ 23,428
Clinton County $ 34,982
Colombia County $ 28,034
Cortland County $ 23,011
Delaware County $ 22,516
Dutchess County $ 113,604
Erie County $ 340,513
Essex County $ 19,373
Franklin County $ 23,837
Fulton County $ 25,273
Genesee County $ 26,933
Greene County $ 22,969
Hamilton County $ 6,765
Herkimer County $ 28,554
Jefferson County $ 47,432
Lewis County $ 14,889
Livingston County $ 28,873
Madison County $ 31,811
Monroe County $ 276,737
Montgomery County $ 23,333
Nassau County $ 494,021
New York City $ 2,989,486
Niagara County $ 84,026
Oneida County $ 90,747
Onondaga County $ 175,497
Ontario County $ 44,402
Orange County $ 141,102
County of Orleans $ 20,655
Oswego County $ 49,578
Otsego County $ 27,729
Putnam County $ 41,401
Rensselaer County $ 63,203
Rockland County $ 118,787
Saratoga County $ 85,172
Schenectady County $ 61,486
Schoharie County $ 16,956
Schuyler County $ 11,696
Seneca County $ 17,869
County of Saint-Laurent $ 45,867
Steuben County $ 41,138
Suffolk County $ 550,175
Sullivan County $ 33,310
Tioga County $ 23,664
Tompkins County $ 42,078
Ulster County $ 71,622
Warren County $ 28,988
Washington County $ 28,078
Wayne County $ 39,233
Westchester County $ 351,492
Wyoming County $ 20,389
Yates County $ 14,254
Total $ 7,364,340

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) will administer this funding on behalf of FEMA. DHSES will be in direct contact with each jurisdiction’s emergency management office to ensure these funds are made available as quickly as possible.


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