Grants We Receive and Administer
A component of the Homeland Security Grant Program, Citizen Corps is FEMA's grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience.
Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.
Programs include the Community Emergency Response Team, The Fire Corps, Neighborhood Watch, Medical Reserve Corps, and Volunteers in Police Service
Grant funds provided to the County by the Federal Government help train CERT members, provide equipment for the Medical Reserve Corps program, and more.
Emergency Management Performance Grant
An all-hazards approach to emergency response, including the development of a comprehensive program of planning, training, and exercises, provides the foundation for an effective and consistent response to any threatened or actual disaster or emergency, regardless of the cause. FY 2009 EMPG provides funds to assist State and local governments to enhance and sustain all-hazards emergency management capabilities.
States have the opportunity to use EMPG funds to further strengthen their ability to support emergency management mission areas while simultaneously addressing issues of national concern as identified in the National Priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines.
Emergency Response Fund
A state program that distributes monies collected from fines levied against businesses that violate hazardous materials law; these funds are used to purchase hazardous materials response equipment for local fire departments, fire districts, and public safety agencies.
Hazardous Material Emergency Planning
United States Department of Transportation funded program that provides grant monies to Counties to operate the Local Emergency Planning Committee, perform vulnerability assessments, provide related training, hold exercises, allow for planning efforts, and enhance community outreach in an effort to make the community safer from potential hazardous materials incidents.
State Homeland Security Grant Program
A component of the Homeland Security Grant Program, this core assistance program provides funds to build capabilities at the State and local levels and to implement the goals and objectives included in State homeland security strategies and initiatives in the State Preparedness Report.
Grant Project Highlights
FY 2008 UASI
Pima County Office of Emergency Management has embarked on a project to bring local Emergency Operations Centers and other Emergency Response Partners into the cutting edge of Incident Management by acquiring a full-featured, secure, web-based Incident Management system.
This system will allow for robust communication abilities between agencies such as Tucson Police Department, Pima County fire districts, privately owned local hospitals, voluntary organizations that are active in disaster response, and many other key agencies and organizations when disaster strikes. This will ensure quick response to community needs, helping to save lives and protect property and the environment in Pima County.