City awarded emergency management grant funds

Published 4:53 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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The City of Suffolk’s emergency management department is receiving $21,781 from a federally-funded grant, state-distributed grant program.

The grant money can be used for planning, operations, equipment acquisitions, trainings, exercises and construction and renovation efforts at the local government level.

The grant is part of more than $2.6 million awarded statewide by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program.

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The EMPG program provides resources to assist local governments in preparing for all hazards. Through the grant program, the federal government provides coordination, guidance and assistance to support a comprehensive emergency preparedness system.

“Successful emergency management requires an all-hazards approach. This grant provides us with the resources we need to build and sustain our core capabilities across the five mission areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery,” said State Coordinator of Emergency Management Shawn Talmadge.