IEMA Awards $4 Million in Grants

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By WSIL Manager

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will award $4 million in grants to help local counties prepare for emergencies.  

The money will go to 120 accredited city and county emergency management agencies throughout Illinois to support local efforts for disaster preparedness and response.
 
The Emergency Management Performance Grants are funded through a larger grant IEMA receives from FEMA. They are awarded annually and are used by emergency management programs for everyday operations.
 
"Strong local emergency management programs are key components of public safety throughout Illinois," said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. "These grants support local emergency management agencies to help them be prepared to respond to disasters in their communities."  
 
An additional $7 million in funding will go toward helping IEMA provide training courses, emergency response exercise support and emergency planning assistance to emergency responders statewide. 
 
Areas receiving the grants will include:   
 
Alexander County $ 16,446.80 
Carbondale $ 20,085.07 
Centralia $ 3,939.83 
Clinton County $ 22,527.90 
DuQuoin $ 16,008.27 
Franklin County $ 22,898.46 
Gallatin County $ 15,901.17 
Hamilton County $ 16,491.90 
Hardin County $ 12,329.05 
Jackson County $ 21,818.13 
Jefferson County $ 17,379.70 
Johnson County $ 7,002.50 
Marion (City of) $ 18,291.27 
Marion County $ 12,540.10 
Massac County $ 16,581.51 
Metropolis $ 16,096.44 
Mt. Vernon $ 17,896.62 
Perry County $ 18,095.19 
Pope County $ 14,802.35 
Pulaski County $ 12,801.40 
Randolph County $ 21,645.11 
Salem $ 9,148.54 
Saline County $ 19,881.36 
Union County $ 12,615.00 
Washington County $ 17,781.08 
Wayne County $ 12,905.46 
White County $ 12,312.50 
 
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