Southwest Illinois counties awarded grants by IEMA
Several counties recently received grants from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
Alexander County received $21,734.30; Jefferson County received $6,176.77; and Perry County received $24,982.
In total, IEMA designated $500,000 in funding, disbursed across 32 counties, as part of a campaign to bolster local Emergency Operations Centers. The 32 county emergency centers that received awards were selected from among 47 original applications, based on need.
“Emergency Operations Centers are the nerve center for coordinating emergency response efforts,” James Joseph, director of IEMA, said. “We focused these grant awards on counties that most needed basic technology and other equipment to help them serve their residents during emergencies.”
These disbursements are designated for use on technological and operational assets, ranging from computers, printers and phones to office supplies and furniture.
Prerequisites for consideration included maintaining an up-to-date emergency plan and operational emergency center, in addition to National Incident Management System compliance.
Local emergency management and public safety reps analyzed the submissions to determine the funding priorities before deciding on the finalists.
List of finalists with grant award amount:
|Jo Daviess County||$24,900.00|