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  Regular Agenda Item     4. B.    
Regular BOS Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/24/2020  
Submitted For: Michael O'Driscoll Submitted By: Josh Beck, EM/PHEP Manager
Department: Health & Emergency Management Division: Emergency Management
Fiscal Year: FY 2020-2021 Budgeted?: Yes
Contract Dates
Begin & End:
7/1/20 to 6/30/21 Grant?: Yes
Matching
Requirement?:
Yes
Fund?: New

Information
Request/Subject
Arizona Department of Emergency Management 2020-2021 Application for Emergency Management Performance Grant Funds.
Background Information
The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program will provide a total of over $350 million to qualified and successful governmental agency applicants which are chosen to build and sustain core capabilities across the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas to bolster emergency preparedness for all hazards at all levels of government.  Applications are due no later than April 6, 2020.

Under the Stafford Act, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is authorized to make grants to bolster emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States. The federal government, through the EMPG Program, provides necessary direction, coordination, guidance, and assistance so that a comprehensive emergency preparedness system exists for all hazards and for all levels of government.

If this grant is awarded to Gila County, it will be used primarily to staff Emergency Management with personnel working to plan, prepare and respond to all emergencies in order to reduce the loss of life and property. Gila County coordinates response and recovery activities through the implementation of emergency response plans during and after emergencies.
Evaluation
If awarded, these grant funds will be used primarily to staff Emergency Management with personnel working to plan, prepare and respond to all emergencies in order to reduce the loss of life and property. Gila County coordinates response and recovery activities through the implementation of emergency response plans during and after emergencies.

This year's priorities include: 1) Logistics and distribution management planning; 2) Evacuation plan annex; 3) Disaster financial management; 4) Catastrophic disaster housing; 5) Resilient communications; 6) Emerging threats, including cybersecurity; 7) Lifelines: safety and security, food, water, and sheltering, energy, communications, transportation, and hazardous materials.
Conclusion
If grant funds are awarded as a result of this application, it will allow the Gila County Department of Health and Emergency Management additional funding to improve its response and recovery activities through the implementation of emergency response plans, communications, and emergency operations center coordination during and after emergencies.
Recommendation
It is the recommendation of the Health and Emergency Management Department Director that the Board of Supervisors authorize the submittal of the 2020-2021 application for the Arizona Department of Emergency Management's Emergency Management Performance Grant in the amount of $308,000 with a federal contribution of $154,000 and a General Fund match of $154,000 for the period of 7/1/20 to 6/30/21.
Suggested Motion
Information/Discussion/Action for approval to electronically submit the Arizona Department of Emergency Management 2020-2021 Application for Emergency Management Performance Grant Funds in the amount of $308,000. (Michael O'Driscoll)

Attachments
EMPG Grant Application

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