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:


Award Amount

Albany County


Allegany County


Broome County


Cattaraugus County


Cayuga County


Chautauqua County


Chemung County


Chenango County


Clinton County


Columbia County


Cortland County


Delaware County


Dutchess County


Erie County


Essex County


Franklin County


Fulton County


Genesee County


Greene County


Hamilton County


Herkimer County


Jefferson County


Lewis County


Livingston County


Madison County


Monroe County


Montgomery County


Nassau County


New York City


Niagara County


Oneida County


Onondaga County


Ontario County


Orange County


Orleans County


Oswego County


Otsego County


Putnam County


Rensselaer County


Rockland County


Saratoga County


Schenectady County


Schoharie County


Schuyler County


Seneca County


St. Lawrence County


Steuben County


Suffolk County


Sullivan County


Tioga County


Tompkins County


Ulster County


Warren County


Washington County


Wayne County


Westchester County


Wyoming County


Yates County




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

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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


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