Federal government funding supports local emergency planning and response efforts

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MID-HUDSON – FEMA has announced funding to support county planning and operational readiness for disaster response in the Mid-Hudson and across the state.

The 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, and maintenance and sustainment of GIS and interoperable communications systems.

The grants to Hudson Valley counties are:

COUNTY AWARD AMOUNT
   
Columbia $28,792
Delaware $23,092
Dutchess $117,175
Greene $23,560
Orange $145,578
Putnam $42,598
Rockland $122,529
Sullivan $34,241
Ulster $73,814
Westchester $362,887

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 catastrophic disaster housing and resilient communications.