September 22, 2023
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces $7.4 Million in Federal Funding to Support Local Emergency Planning and Response Efforts

Governor Hochul Announces $7.4 Million in Federal Funding to Support Local Emergency Planning and Response Efforts

Funding To Support New York's Counties and New York City with Emergency Planning Efforts and Operational Readiness

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $7.4 million in federal funding was awarded to local emergency management agencies in New York State to support planning and operational readiness for disaster response. The Emergency Management Performance Grant is provided on an annual basis by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funding is administered by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and assists local efforts to prepare for disasters, from development and implementation of training and exercises, to bolstering emergency response resources at the county level.

“The Emergency Management Performance Grant is a critical element in the state’s overall strategy to plan for, respond to, and recover from disaster,” Governor Hochul said. “New York is proud to partner with FEMA in providing emergency planning and response funding to local jurisdictions that will help them improve their ability to tackle any hazard and keep people safe.”

To receive funding, counties must develop projects or initiatives that strengthen their own readiness and response capabilities to address all potential hazards. Projects may focus on addressing efforts identified by FEMA as needing national improvement, including logistics and distribution management planning, evacuation planning, disaster financial management, catastrophic disaster housing and resilient communications.

DHSES administers this funding on behalf of FEMA. DHSES will be in contact with each jurisdiction's emergency management office directly to ensure that these funds are made available as quickly as possible.

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jackie Bray said, “New York State works throughout the year with local emergency management partners to ensure we’re ready for any type of emergency. This annual funding is an important piece of these efforts, bolstering response and recovery capabilities at the local level.”

Funding may 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
  • Maintenance and sustainment of GIS and interoperable communications systems

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

Grantee

Award Amount

Albany County

$115,836

Allegany County

$21,354

Broome County

$74,943

Cattaraugus County

$32,121

Cayuga County

$31,842

Chautauqua County

$49,939

Chemung County

$34,623

Chenango County

$21,623

Clinton County

$33,107

Columbia County

$26,675

Cortland County

$21,478

Delaware County

$20,598

Dutchess County

$109,170

Erie County

$340,921

Essex County

$18,159

Franklin County

$21,741

Fulton County

$23,772

Genesee County

$25,554

Greene County

$21,873

Hamilton County

$6,798

Herkimer County

$26,171

Jefferson County

$46,089

Lewis County

$14,358

Livingston County

$26,767

Madison County

$28,944

Monroe County

$272,347

Montgomery County

$22,437

Nassau County

$496,356

New York City

$3,104,347

Niagara County

$79,865

Oneida County

$86,715

Onondaga County

$172,748

Ontario County

$44,589

Orange County

$146,274

Orleans County

$19,202

Oswego County

$46,372

Otsego County

$25,602

Putnam County

$39,382

Rensselaer County

$61,723

Rockland County

$124,102

Saratoga County

$87,906

Schenectady County

$60,642

Schoharie County

$15,460

Schuyler County

$11,301

Seneca County

$16,904

St. Lawrence County

$43,197

Steuben County

$37,944

Suffolk County

$542,171

Sullivan County

$32,678

Tioga County

$22,058

Tompkins County

$42,224

Ulster County

$69,017

Warren County

$28,141

Washington County

$26,580

Wayne County

$37,134

Westchester County

$358,600

Wyoming County

$19,268

Yates County

$13,721

Total

$7,401,463

About the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) provides leadership, coordination, and support to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate disasters and other emergencies. For more information, follow @NYSDHSES on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter) or visit dhses.ny.gov.

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Albany: (518) 474-8418
New York City: (212) 681-4640

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