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Governor Cuomo Announces Funding For Preparedness and Counterterrorism Efforts

Funding Will Help Communities Statewide Prevent, Respond to, and Recover from Manmade and Natural Disasters and Emergencies 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $224 million in federal funding to support counterterrorism and emergency preparedness efforts in counties across New York. The funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through its Homeland Security Grant Program, supports regional preparedness efforts, including planning, organization, equipment, training and exercise activities that are critical to sustaining and improving community prevention, protection, response, and recovery capabilities. The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services manages these programs in close coordination with local stakeholders. 

“The safety and security of all New Yorkers is our number one priority, and we will continue to ensure those on the front lines have access to the very best training and resources to protect our communities,” Governor Cuomo said. “With this funding we will continue to bolster efforts to keep everyone who lives, works and visits the Empire State safe and secure.”

“This federal funding will ensure communities are prepared and have the resources they need to respond in an emergency situation,” Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. “We want to make sure New Yorkers are safe when emergencies and natural disasters hit home. Public safety and security is a top priority, and we will continue to work to support recovery and training efforts across the state.”

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Roger Parrino, Sr. said, “These grant funds provide essential funding to ensure that our municipalities and first responders have the tools and training they need to safeguard our communities and the resources they need to improve preparedness efforts statewide.”   

State Homeland Security Program – $52.5 million

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services awards this grant funding to every county in the state, along with New York City. The State Homeland Security Program will provide more than $52 million in funding to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic disasters. Federal guidelines require that 25 percent of each county’s total award be directed toward law enforcement terrorism prevention activities.

DHSES has identified a series of priorities for this funding in New York State, including:

  • Advancement of regional partnerships
  • Maturation of citizen preparedness efforts
  • Development of effective cyber security programs and policies
  • Enhancement of law enforcement information-sharing capabilities
  • Continued coordination of emergency management planning efforts
  • Sustainment of effective programs and existing capabilities

 Award amounts are listed below:

Grantee

Total

Albany County

$565,555

Albany, City of

$265,940

Allegany County

$69,980

Broome County

$364,894

Cattaraugus County

$159,954

Cayuga County

$154,955

Chautauqua County

$199,942

Chemung County

$169,951

Chenango County

$109,968

Clinton County

$149,957

Columbia County

$89,974

Cortland County

$59,983

Delaware County

$99,971

Dutchess County

$489,858

Erie County

$1,407,426

Buffalo, City of

$352,427

Essex County

$119,965

Franklin County

$69,980

Fulton County

$84,975

Genesee County

$114,967

Greene County

$114,967

Hamilton County

$49,985

Herkimer County

$89,974

Jefferson County

$129,962

Lewis County

$54,984

Livingston County

$149,956

Madison County

$124,964

Monroe County

$704,224

Rochester, City of

$245,500

Montgomery County

$119,965

Nassau County

$1,949,434

New York City

$34,382,377

Niagara County

$562,426

Oneida County

$264,923

Onondaga County

$333,404

Syracuse, City of

$246,428

Ontario County

$199,942

Orange County

$900,339

Orleans County

$104,970

Oswego County

$194,943

Otsego County

$109,968

Putnam County

$274,920

Rensselaer County

$296,434

Troy, City of

$134,661

Rockland County

$744,784

Saratoga County

$289,916

Schenectady County

$242,350

Schenectady, City of

$177,911

Schoharie County

$94,972

Schuyler County

$54,984

Seneca County

$59,983

St. Lawrence County

$184,946

Steuben County

$129,963

Suffolk County

$1,199,652

Sullivan County

$209,939

Tioga County

$69,980

Tompkins County

$114,967

Ulster County

$269,921

Warren County

$79,977

Washington County

$79,977

Wayne County

$169,950

Westchester County

$1,419,588

Wyoming County

$69,980

Yates County

$39,988

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