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Thursday, March 3, 2016

$60 million coming to NY counties for emergency preparedness

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kristen Gillibrand and members of the New York Congressional Delegation today announced more than $60 million in federal grants to support counterterrorism and emergency preparedness activities in counties across New York State. The funding, provided by the Department of Homeland Security through its State Homeland Security Program and Emergency Management Performance Grant, will assist counties in strengthening emergency response efforts. New York State receives more SHSP funding from DHS than any other state in the nation.

“New Yorkers know all too well the threats posed by terrorism and the critical value of ensuring first responders have the tools and resources they need to protect our communities,” Governor Cuomo said. “From enhanced training to purchasing equipment, this funding will further bolster counterterrorism efforts and help make this a stronger, safer and more secure New York.”

The State Homeland Security Program

DHSES awards State Homeland Security Program 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 a minimum of 25 percent of these funds be directed toward law enforcement terrorism prevention activities. This is critical given the current threat environment: in 2015, there were more plots in the homeland than the previous three years combined.

    County
    SHSP Funding
    Allegany County
    $70,000
    Broome County
    $365,000
    Cattaraugus County
    $160,000
    Cayuga County
    $155,000
    Chautauqua County
    $200,000
    Chemung County
    $170,000
    Chenango County
    $110,000
    Clinton County
    $150,000
    Columbia County
    $90,000
    Cortland County
    $60,000
    Delaware County
    $100,000
    Dutchess County
    $490,000
    Essex County
    $120,000
    Franklin County
    $70,000
    Fulton County
    $85,000
    Genesee County
    $115,000
    Greene County
    $115,000
    Hamilton County
    $50,000
    Herkimer County
    $90,000
    Jefferson County
    $130,000
    Lewis County
    $55,000
    Livingston County
    $150,000
    Madison County
    $125,000
    Montgomery County
    $120,000
    Nassau County
    $1,950,000
    New York City
    $34,392,307
    Oneida County
    $265,000
    Ontario County
    $200,000
    Orange County
    $900,600
    Orleans County
    $105,000
    Oswego County
    $195,000
    Otsego County
    $110,000
    Putnam County
    $275,000
    Rockland County
    $745,000
    Saratoga County
    $290,000
    Schoharie County
    $95,000
    Schuyler County
    $55,000
    Seneca County
    $60,000
    St. Lawrence County
    $185,000
    Steuben County
    $130,000
    Suffolk County
    $1,200,000
    Sullivan County
    $210,000
    Tioga County
    $70,000
    Tompkins County
    $115,000
    Ulster County
    $270,000
    Warren County
    $80,000
    Washington County
    $80,000
    Wayne County
    $170,000
    Westchester County
    $1,420,000
    Wyoming County
    $70,000
    Yates County
    $40,000
    TOTAL
    $47,022,907


Emergency Management Performance Grant

The purpose of the EMPG Program is to provide 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. DHSES will provide local EMPG funding to all counties and New York City via a population based formula. There is a 50 percent match associated with the EMGP.

    County
EMPG funding
    Albany
$118,951
    Allegany
$23,335
    Broome
$80,142
    Cattaraugus
$35,086
    Cayuga
$34,977
    Chautauqua
$55,534
    Chemung
$38,275
    Chenango
$23,908
    Clinton
$35,764
    Columbia
$28,635
    Cortland
$23,481
    Delaware
$22,973
    Dutchess
$116,435
    Erie
$349,261
    Essex
$19,748
    Franklin
$24,328
    Fulton
$25,801
    Genesee
$27,505
    Greene
$23,438
    Hamilton
$6,812
    Herkimer
$29,168
    Jefferson
$48,538
    Lewis
$15,146
    Livingston
$29,495
    Madison
$32,510
    Monroe
$283,822
    Montgomery
$23,811
    Nassau
$506,772
    Niagara
$86,087
    Oneida
$92,982
    Onondaga
$179,942
    Ontario
$45,430
    Orange
$144,651
    Orleans
$21,063
    Oswego
$50,741
    Otsego
$28,321
    Putnam
$42,350
    Rensselaer
$64,720
    Rockland
$121,754
    St. Lawrence
$46,933
    Saratoga
$87,262
    Schenectady
$62,959
    Schoharie
$17,267
    Schuyler
$11,871
    Seneca
$18,205
    Steuben
$42,080
    Suffolk
$564,390
    Sullivan
$34,048
    Tioga
$24,151
    Tompkins
$43,045
    Ulster
$73,360
    Warren
$29,613
    Washington
$28,680
    Wayne
$40,126
    Westchester
$360,526
    Wyoming
$20,791
    Yates
$14,495
    New York City
$3,067,303
    TOTAL
$7,548,797