Portman Announces $10.1 Million Federal Grant Resources for Ohio’s Emergency Management Efforts
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that Ohio received a $10.1 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program through their allocation for FY 2020. The EMPG Program grant will help Ohio assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by Congress. This program helps state and local emergency management agencies in obtaining necessary resources required to build a culture of preparedness. In addition, the federal government, through the EMPG Program, provides necessary direction, coordination, guidance, and assistance so that a comprehensive emergency management system exists for all hazards.
“This $10.1 million EMPG grant is great news for Ohio. This funding will help assist state and local emergency management agencies, and as a result, this will ultimately help Ohioans respond efficiently and effectively to an emergency or crisis,” said Portman. “As we have seen through the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local emergency management systems are crucial to the protection of public health and safety and I will continue to do everything I can in Congress to help protect the citizens of Ohio.”
NOTE: This funding is in addition to the EMPG funding that Ohio received through the CARES Act, which Portman previously announced in April.