The Office of Emergency Management is assigned with the responsibility to insure that the Community is prepared for and has the resources to handle natural, technological and human-caused emergencies and disasters to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Community members and the natural and cultural resources of the Community.
The Office of Emergency Management was established to maintain a program of disaster and emergency preparedness and in the best interests of the Community authorized to receive grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on behalf of the Community and to apply for grant funds to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purposes of enhancing Homeland Security and Emergency Management capabilities each fiscal year as appropriations are made available by the Congress.
FEMA Grant Programs
Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program-provides over $350 million to assist local, tribal, territorial, and state governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities.
Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)-provides $10 million to eligible tribal nations to implement preparedness initiatives to help strengthen the nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and other hazards.
Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)-provides $13 million to support target hardening and other physical security enhancements for nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack and located within one of the 28 FY 2015 UASI-eligible urban areas.
Intercity Passenger Rail - Amtrak (IPR) Program-provides $10 million to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and increase the resilience of the Amtrak rail system.
Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)-provides $100 million to help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness, improve port-wide maritime security risk management, and maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities.
Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)-provides $87 million to owners and operators of transit systems to protect critical surface transportation and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.
Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP)-provides $3 million to assist operators of fixed-route intercity and charter bus services within high-threat urban areas to protect bus systems and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies.