Homeland Security grants for Columbia & Greene Counties


GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEARLY $224 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PREPAREDNESS AND COUNTER TERRORISM EFFORTS

 

Funding Will Help Communities Statewide Prevent, Respond to, and Recover from Manmade and Natural Disasters and Emergencies

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $224 million in federal funding to support counterterrorism and emergency preparedness efforts in counties across New York. The funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through its Homeland Security Grant Program, supports regional preparedness efforts, including planning, organization, equipment, training and exercise activities that are critical to sustaining and improving community prevention, protection, response, and recovery capabilities. The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services manages these programs in close coordination with local stakeholders.

State Homeland Security Program 

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services awards this grant funding to every county in the state, along with New York City. The State Homeland Security Program will provide more than $52 million in funding to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic disasters. Federal guidelines require that 25 percent of each county's total award be directed toward law enforcement terrorism prevention activities.

 

Local award amounts are listed below:

Columbia County

$89,974

Greene County

$114,967

 

Emergency Management Performance Grant

 

This grant provides federal funds to states to assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards. These critical funds support salaries for Emergency Management professionals at the state and local level; support training and exercises to develop and test the ability of state and local governments to respond to disasters and other emergencies; and provide essential technology to manage emergency response.

Local award amounts are listed below:

 

Columbia

$28,431

Greene

$23,279

 

Pic below is a file photo from Columbia County Emergency Management, at a previous drill.

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