The Logan County Emergency Management Agency is receiving
"Every disaster begins as a local emergency, and
that's why it's so important to have a sound local emergency
management program," said IEMA Director Andrew Velasquez III.
"Particularly in difficult fiscal times, these grants provide needed
support to ensure local emergency management agencies are prepared
to respond to disasters in their communities."
The Emergency Management Performance Grants are funded through a
grant IEMA receives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The grants, which are awarded annually, can be used for day-to-day
operations of local emergency management programs. Velasquez said
his agency increased the total grant funds available for local
emergency management agencies by more than $1 million this year.
Federal EMPG funding totaling more than $6.7 million also enables
IEMA to provide dozens of training courses, emergency response
exercise support and emergency planning assistance to emergency
management agencies statewide.
Emergency Management Agency
file received from
Illinois Office of
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