September 17, 2018
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $224 Million in Federal Funding for Preparedness and Counterterrorism Efforts

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

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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. 

 

"The safety and security of all New Yorkers is our number one priority, and we will continue to ensure those on the front lines have access to the very best training and resources to protect our communities," Governor Cuomo said. "With this funding we will continue to bolster efforts to keep everyone who lives, works and visits the Empire State safe and secure."

 

"This federal funding will ensure communities are prepared and have the resources they need to respond in an emergency situation," Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. "We want to make sure New Yorkers are safe when emergencies and natural disasters hit home. Public safety and security is a top priority, and we will continue to work to support recovery and training efforts across the state."

 

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Roger Parrino, Sr. said, "These grant funds provide essential funding to ensure that our municipalities and first responders have the tools and training they need to safeguard our communities and the resources they need to improve preparedness efforts statewide." 

 

State Homeland Security Program - $52.5 million

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.

DHSES has identified a series of priorities for this funding in New York State, including:

  • Advancement of regional partnerships
  • Maturation of citizen preparedness efforts
  • Development of effective cyber security programs and policies
  • Enhancement of law enforcement information-sharing capabilities
  • Continued coordination of emergency management planning efforts
  • Sustainment of effective programs and existing capabilities

Award amounts are listed below:

Grantee

Total

Albany County

$565,555

Albany, City of

$265,940

Allegany County

$69,980

Broome County

$364,894

Cattaraugus County

$159,954

Cayuga County

$154,955

Chautauqua County

$199,942

Chemung County

$169,951

Chenango County

$109,968

Clinton County

$149,957

Columbia County

$89,974

Cortland County

$59,983

Delaware County

$99,971

Dutchess County

$489,858

Erie County

$1,407,426

Buffalo, City of

$352,427

Essex County

$119,965

Franklin County

$69,980

Fulton County

$84,975

Genesee County

$114,967

Greene County

$114,967

Hamilton County

$49,985

Herkimer County

$89,974

Jefferson County

$129,962

Lewis County

$54,984

Livingston County

$149,956

Madison County

$124,964

Monroe County

$704,224

Rochester, City of

$245,500

Montgomery County

$119,965

Nassau County

$1,949,434

New York City

$34,382,377

Niagara County

$562,426

Oneida County

$264,923

Onondaga County

$333,404

Syracuse, City of

$246,428

Ontario County

$199,942

Orange County

$900,339

Orleans County

$104,970

Oswego County

$194,943

Otsego County

$109,968

Putnam County

$274,920

Rensselaer County

$296,434

Troy, City of

$134,661

Rockland County

$744,784

Saratoga County

$289,916

Schenectady County

$242,350

Schenectady, City of

$177,911

Schoharie County

$94,972

Schuyler County

$54,984

Seneca County

$59,983

St. Lawrence County

$184,946

Steuben County

$129,963

Suffolk County

$1,199,652

Sullivan County

$209,939

Tioga County

$69,980

Tompkins County

$114,967

Ulster County

$269,921

Warren County

$79,977

Washington County

$79,977

Wayne County

$169,950

Westchester County

$1,419,588

Wyoming County

$69,980

Yates County

$39,988

Total

$52,544,000

 

Urban Areas Security Initiative - $161 million

DHSES awards this funding to jurisdictions in the New York City metropolitan area under the Urban Areas Security Initiative grant. The region will use this money to sustain and enhance their critical anti-terrorism programs. Based on federal guidelines, 80% of the award is allocated to partners in the region's Urban Area Working Group, using a consensus-based process, and the consensus agreement for these funds is outlined below.

An additional $18 million will also be allocated and is included in the awards below to the City of New York from the State's portion of the 2018 Fiscal Year Urban Areas Security Initiative grant, in recognition of the City's unique position in terms of potential threats from terrorist-related activities.

Award amounts are listed below:

Grantee

Amount

Port Authority

$10,662,602

Westchester County

$2,649,658

City of Yonkers

$2,649,658

Suffolk County

$2,649,658

Nassau County

$2,649,658

NYC

$139,771,354

Total

$161,032,588

 

Emergency Management Performance Grant - $7.4 million

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.

Award amounts are listed below:

County

Award Amount

Albany

$117,970

Allegany

$23,177

Broome

$79,495

Cattaraugus

$34,827

Cayuga

$34,719

Chautauqua

$55,098

Chemung

$37,988

Chenango

$23,745

Clinton

$35,499

Columbia

$28,431

Cortland

$23,321

Delaware

$22,818

Dutchess

$115,475

Erie

$346,296

Essex

$19,620

Franklin

$24,162

Fulton

$25,622

Genesee

$27,311

Greene

$23,279

Hamilton

$6,796

Herkimer

$28,960

Jefferson

$48,163

Lewis

$15,059

Livingston

$29,284

Madison

$32,274

Monroe

$281,420

Montgomery

$23,649

Nassau

$502,450

Niagara

$85,388

Oneida

$92,225

Onondaga

$178,435

Ontario

$45,081

Orange

$143,448

Orleans

$20,925

Oswego

$50,347

Otsego

$28,121

Putnam

$42,028

Rensselaer

$64,206

Rockland

$120,748

St. Lawrence

$46,572

Saratoga

$86,553

Schenectady

$62,460

Schoharie

$17,162

Schuyler

$11,812

Seneca

$18,091

Steuben

$41,761

Suffolk

$559,572

Sullivan

$33,798

Tioga

$23,986

Tompkins

$42,717

Ulster

$72,771

Warren

$29,401

Washington

$28,476

Wayne

$39,823

Westchester

$357,464

Wyoming

$20,655

Yates

$14,413

New York City

$3,040,926

Total

$7,486,273


Operation Stonegarden Grant Program - $2.9 million

This grant provides critical funding to enhance cooperation and coordination between federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies through the support of joint operations that are conducted along the northern border. 

Award amounts are listed below:

Grantee

Award Amount

Cayuga County

$175,000

Chautauqua County

$178,680

Clinton County

$350,000

Erie County

$300,000

Franklin County

$220,000

Jefferson County

$250,000

Monroe County

$171,506

Niagara County

$285,000

Orleans County

$150,000

Oswego County

$185,000

St. Lawrence County

$250,000

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

$250,000

Wayne County

$170,000

Total

$2,935,186

 

Congressman José E. Serrano said, "New Yorkers know firsthand the devastation that a terror attack or a natural disaster can cause here at home. With this federal Homeland Security funding, we can increase our defenses against attacks and be better prepared to recover from any emergency situation. As a member of the Appropriations committee in Congress, I will continue to fight alongside Governor Cuomo for federal resources like this to keep New York families safe."

Congresswoman Grace Meng said, "With increased threats around the nation from both manmade and natural disasters, this federal funding is critical to ensure our state is prepared for any emergency situation. New York needs and deserves this continued support and I'm pleased we were able to secure this federal funding to support our counterterrorism and emergency preparedness programs. I commend Governor Cuomo for putting the safety of New Yorkers first."

About the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services provides leadership, coordination and support for efforts to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, fires and other emergencies. For more information, visit the DHSES Facebook page, follow @NYSDHSES on Twitter, or Instagram, or visit dhses.ny.gov.

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