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AI- 4661   3. J.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 09/18/2013  
Ratify EMPG Grant Award
Submitted By: Monica Reyes, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Ratify execution of a grant award from the Texas Division of Emergency Management for the FY 2013 Emergency Management Performance Grant program.
BACKGROUND
The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program provides federal funding to assist states and local governments in developing and carrying out emergency management programs. States submit annual applications that include a statement of work and proposed budget to DHS and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for funding to match State and local appropriations for emergency management programs. States receive EMPG funding from DHS and, in turn, pass through EMPG funding to local governments to reimburse them for emergency management program expenses. States, including Texas, require local governments which wish to participate in the program to submit EMPG program applications that include a Statement of Work and a program budget.
DISCUSSION
On January 16, 2013, the Commissioners Court authorized the submission of a grant application to the Texas Division of Emergency Management for the FY 2013 EMPG program. The funds will help assist Nueces County to carry out preparedness activities to enhance their capability to mitigate potential hazards and respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters by using funding for key elements of emergency preparedness comprehensively emergency planning, emergency training, and exercises.

The grant award totals $47,058. The cost share match ($47,058) will come from the Emergency Management operating budget (Department #5105). The grant period is from October 1, 2012 through March 31, 2014.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
1:
Fund Transfers

Attachments
EMP Grant Award Docs

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