August 21, 2018
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New York's Emergency Response Teams Secure $6.5 Million in Homeland Security Grants

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Grants Help Fund Equipment and Training to Enhance Emergency Preparedness and Protect Critical Infrastructure

 

Explosive Detection Canine, HazMat, Tactical, and Technical Rescue Teams Receive Funding

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that four kinds of emergency response teams will receive Federal FY 2017 State Homeland Security Program grant funds, and a combination of 14 cities or counties will receive funds to enhance the capabilities of vital emergency response teams and protect critical infrastructure in their jurisdiction. The $6.5 million in funding supports New York's explosive detection canine teams, hazardous materials teams, tactical teams, and technical rescue and urban search teams, as well as the protection of critical infrastructure.

 

"Public safety is our top priority, and this funding allows cities and counties to provide our first responders with the tools and resources they need to protect New Yorkers in their time of need," Governor Cuomo said. "These programs help support our goal of having the best trained and best equipped first responders in the nation."

 

The State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services manages the targeted grant program, which has distributed approximately $43.7 million to four different types of specialty teams and for critical infrastructure protection since each program's inception.

 

"These grants will help to ensure communities have the resources they need for emergency preparedness and infrastructure," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "Public safety is critical to protecting residents in our cities and counties, and this program is helping to aid first responders and make sure people are protected in emergency situations."

 

Roger L. Parrino Sr., Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services said, "This annual program contributes vital funds for training and equipping the state's first responders, as well as for protecting critical infrastructure sites across the state. These funds play a critical role in helping to prepare the state's first responders for taking action in emergency situations."

 

Critical Infrastructure Grant Program: This program promotes a common understanding and approach to risk management and provides funding to support local first responders' efforts to mitigate risk and enhance protection capabilities at special event sites and government owned critical infrastructure sites.

 

Grantees: 14 awards were made through this grant opportunity:

 

Sub-Recipient

Region

Funding Amount

City of Buffalo

Western NY

$50,000

Onondaga County

Central NY

$50,000

Monroe County

Western NY

$50,000

City of Yonkers

NYC/Metro

$49,800

Albany County

Capital Region

$50,000

City of Rochester

Western NY

$49,028

Dutchess County

Mid-Hudson Valley

$50,000

City of White Plains

NYC/Metro

$50,000

City of Albany

Capital District

$50,000

Town of Hempstead

Long Island

$50,000

Erie County

Western NY

$50,000

Niagara County

Western NY

$48,000

City of Oneida

Central NY

$50,000

Town of Harrison

NYC/Metro

$27,219

Total

$674,047

 

Hazardous Materials Targeted Grant Program: This program serves as a resource for 18 regional HazMat Teams outside of New York City to sustain and enhance HazMat capabilities to help New Yorkers respond to and recover from acts of terrorism and other emergencies. Regions can use this funding to obtain and maintain essential equipment, implement the HazMat Team Accreditation Program, conduct trainings and exercises, and develop and update HazMat response plans.

 

Grantees: 18 awards were made through this grant opportunity:       

                   

Sub-Recipient

(Regional Partners)

Region

Funding Amount

Albany County (Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady)

Capital Region

$150,000

Broome County

(Chenango, Delaware, Otsego)

Southern Tier

$108,000

Cayuga County

(Cortland, Tompkins)

Southern Tier

$72,000

Chautauqua County

(Allegany, Cattaraugus)

Western NY

$94,000

Columbia County (Greene)

Capital Region

$46,000

Erie County (Niagara)

Western NY

$172,000

Genesee County (Livingston, Monroe, Orleans, Wyoming)

Western NY

$196,000

Jefferson County (Lewis)

North Country

$52,000

Nassau County

Long Island

$94,000

Oneida County

(Herkimer)

Central NY

$64,000

Onondaga County

(Madison, Oswego)

Central NY

$110,000

Rockland County

(Orange, Sullivan, Ulster)

Mid-Hudson Valley

$142,000

Schoharie County

(Fulton, Montgomery)

Capital Region

$68,000

Schuyler County

(Chemung, Steuben, Tioga)

Western NY

$106,000

Seneca County

(Ontario, Wayne, Yates)

Western NY

$110,000

Suffolk County

Long Island

$102,000

Essex County (Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton. St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington)

North Country

$182,000

Westchester County

(Dutchess, Putnam)

NYC/Metro

$132,000

Total

$2,000,000

 

 

Explosive Detection Canine Team Grant Program:  Funding through this program provides local law enforcement agencies with active road patrol aid to develop and enhance their explosive detection canine capabilities. Explosive Detection Canine Teams provide a visible, proactive police presence in areas of mass gathering, transportation centers and critical infrastructure sites. In addition to this deterrence presence, they provide a mobile response capability for detection and identification of potential explosive device type incidents.

 

Grantees: 18 awards were made through this grant opportunity (11 New Team Projects; 7 Sustainment projects.)

 

Sub-Recipient

Region

Funding Amount

Albany County

Capital Region

$42,000

City of Binghamton

Southern Tier

$50,000

Chautauqua County

Western NY

$15,000

Madison County

Central NY

$14,990

Monroe County

Western NY

$50,000

City of New Rochelle

NYC/Metro

$50,000

City of Newburgh

Mid-Hudson Valley

$50,000

Town of Newburgh

Mid-Hudson Valley

$50,000

NYPD

NYC/Metro

$15,000

Onondaga County

Central NY

$15,000

Orange County

Mid-Hudson Valley

$8,000

City of Peekskill

NYC/Metro

$50,000

Town of Saugerties

Mid-Hudson Valley

$15,000

City of Schenectady

Capital Region

$50,000

Suffolk County

Long Island

$15,000

City of White Plains

NYC/Metro

$50,000

Town of Woodbury

Mid-Hudson Valley

$50,000

City of Yonkers

NYC/Metro

$50,000

Total

$639,990

 

 

Tactical Team Targeted Grant Program:  This funding supports New York State's tactical teams and provides them with the adequate skills and capabilities to provide a safe and successful response to high-risk incidents, including active shooter events and other counterterrorism missions. Funding must be in support of the team's attainment/sustainment of New York State accreditation for tactical teams to include supporting necessary equipment, planning and training costs required to meet the rigorous standards.

 

Grantees: 22 awards were made through this grant opportunity:

 

Sub-Recipient

Region

Funding Amount

City of White Plains

NYC/Metro

$100,000

Town of Colonie

Capital Region

$100,000

City of Rochester

Western NY

$100,000

City of Ithaca

(Tompkins County Sheriff's Office)

Central NY

$100,000

City of New Rochelle

NYC/Metro

$100,000

Onondaga County

Central NY

$100,000

Erie County

Western NY

$100,000

City of Syracuse (Utica SWAT)

Central NY

$100,000

City of Albany

Capital Region

$100,000

City of Utica (Town of New Hartford Police Department)

Central NY

$100,000

City of Poughkeepsie

Mid-Hudson Valley

$99,800

City of North Tonawanda

(City of Tonawanda)

Western NY

$100,000

Town of Amherst

Western NY

$100,000

City of Yonkers

NYC/Metro

$99,998

City of Binghamton (Johnson City Police Department and Vestal Police Department)

Central NY

$99,995

City of Kingston

(Town of Ulster Police)

Mid-Hudson Valley

$100,000.00

Nassau County

Long Island

$92,000.00

Monroe County

Western NY

$100,000

Madison County

(Chenango County)

Central NY

$99,839

City of Niagara Falls

Western NY

$99,400

Orange County

Mid-Hudson Valley

$100,000

NYPD

NYC/Metro

$100,000

Total

$2,191,032

 

 

 

 

    

Technical Rescue & Urban Search and Rescue Grant Program:  This program focuses on the enhancement of Technical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue teams for local emergency responders who provide services involving structural collapse, trench, confined space and rope rescue, which help New Yorkers respond to and recover from acts of terrorism and other emergencies.

 

Grantees: Eight awards were made through this grant opportunity:

 

Sub-Recipient

Region

Funding Amount

Erie County

Western NY

$150,000

City of Glens Falls

Capital Region

$49,500

Hartsdale Fire District

NYC/Metro

$149,882

Monroe County

Western NY

$149,582

Nassau County

Long Island

$150,000

FDNY

NYC/Metro

$49,995

Orange County

Mid-Hudson Valley

$147,960

Oswego County

Central NY

$149,437

Total

$996,356

 

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 Division's Facebook, follow @NYSDHSES on Twitter and Instagram, or visit dhses.ny.gov.

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