October 14, 2022
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces $7.6 Million in Federal Funding to Support Local Emergency Planning and Response Efforts

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Governor Hochul Announces $7.6 Million in Federal Funding to Support Local Emergency Planning and Response Efforts
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Funding To Support New York's Counties and New York City with Emergency Planning Efforts and Operational Readiness

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $7.6 million in federal funding was awarded to county emergency management agencies in New York State to support planning and operational readiness for disaster response. Through the annual federal Emergency Management Performance Grant provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this funding assists efforts ranging from the development and implementation of training and exercises to acquiring emergency response resources at the county level.

"We are laser focused on strengthening the state's emergency planning and response capabilities to help ensure that New York is ready if disaster strikes," Governor Hochul said. "County emergency managers need our utmost support, and this funding will support training efforts and allow agencies to access the necessary resources to respond to any type of disaster in their community."

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.

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jackie Bray said, "At DHSES, we rely on partnerships at the local level between our Office of Emergency Management staff and county emergency management officials to quickly and appropriately respond to disasters. This federal funding will help our county emergency managers enhance their preparedness efforts and keep New Yorkers safe."

Funding may be used to support:

  1. Management and administration activities.
  2. Planning.
  3. Staffing for Emergency Management Agencies.
  4. Equipment.
  5. Training and exercises.
  6. Construction and renovation of Emergency Operations Centers.
  7. Maintenance and sustainment of GIS and interoperable communications systems.

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

Grantee

Award Amount

Albany

$119,708

Allegany

$23,456

Broome

$80,641

Cattaraugus

$35,286

Cayuga

$35,176

Chautauqua

$55,869

Chemung

$38,496

Chenango

$24,034

Clinton

$35,968

Columbia

$28,792

Cortland

$23,603

Delaware

$23,092

Dutchess

$117,175

Erie

$351,547

Essex

$19,845

Franklin

$24,457

Fulton

$25,939

Genesee

$27,654

Greene

$23,560

Hamilton

$6,824

Herkimer

$29,328

Jefferson

$48,827

Lewis

$15,214

Livingston

$29,658

Madison

$32,693

Monroe

$285,673

Montgomery

$23,936

Nassau

$510,104

New York City

$3,087,637

Niagara

$86,625

Oneida

$93,567

Onondaga

$181,104

Ontario

$45,698

Orange

$145,578

Orleans

$21,170

Oswego

$51,044

Otsego

$28,476

Putnam

$42,598

Rensselaer

$65,117

Rockland

$122,529

Saratoga

$87,808

Schenectady

$63,344

Schoharie

$17,349

Schuyler

$11,917

Seneca

$18,292

St. Lawrence

$47,211

Steuben

$42,327

Suffolk

$568,105

Sullivan

$34,241

Tioga

$24,278

Tompkins

$43,297

Ulster

$73,814

Warren

$29,776

Washington

$28,837

Wayne

$40,359

Westchester

$362,887

Wyoming

$20,896

Yates

$14,558

Total

$7,596,995

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (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.

About the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services provides leadership, coordination, and support to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate disasters and other emergencies. For more information, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram or visit our website.

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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