Orleans approved for $20K towards emergency planning

Staff Reports Posted 14 October 2021 at 12:25 pm

Orleans County has been approved for $20,655 in federal funding towards emergency planning. It’s part of $7.4 million in federal funding for county emergency management agencies in New York State to support planning and operational readiness for any type of disaster, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.

“This funding is critically important to communities in New York State as we continue to recover from the storm-related damages we have experienced over recent months,” Hochul said. “As we are forced to deal with the devastating effects of climate change more regularly, I am confident that our local emergency management agencies will put this money to good use in preparing for future disasters.”

To access the funding, counties must develop projects or initiatives that strengthen their own readiness and response capabilities to address all potential hazards. Projects should also focus on addressing any efforts identified by FEMA as needing national improvement. This includes logistics and distribution management planning, evacuation planning, disaster financial management, catastrophic disaster housing and resilient communications.