Quinn announces $4M in grants for Illinois city, county EMA agencies

Quinn announces $4M in grants for Illinois city, county EMA agencies

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced Wednesday the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has awarded $4 million in grants for disaster preparation and response.

These grants will go to help 121 accredited city and county emergency management agencies in the state.

"During the floods this spring, local emergency management agencies led heroic efforts to protect the people of Illinois," Governor Quinn said. "These organizations stand ready to respond, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to any type of disaster that impacts their communities. We will continue to do everything we can to make sure they have the tools needed to prepare and respond to those emergencies."

The Emergency Management Performance Grants are funded through a grant IEMA receives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant funding totaling more than $6.5 million also enables IEMA to provide dozens of training courses, emergency response exercise support, and emergency planning assistance to emergency management agencies statewide.

County and municipal emergency management agencies in the Heartland receiving the grants include:

· Alexander County $ 15,324.40

· Carbondale $ 19,787.89

· DuQuoin $15,785.37

· Edgar County $18,306.44

· Gallatin County $15,680.20

· Hardin County $12,275.00

· Jefferson County $15,458.34

· Johnson County $8,612.50

· Marion $18,026.75

· Massac County $16,348.16

· Metropolis $15,871.91

· Perry County $17,834.26

· Pope County $14,027.33

· Pulaski County $12,201.40

· Randolph County $21,319.50

· Saline County $19,587.91

· Union County $ 9,982.00

· Washington County $17,525.86

· Wayne County $12,406.00

· White County $12,315.60

· Williamson County $27,865.13

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