August 21, 2013

In Wake of Spring Floods, Grants will Help 121 Cities, Counties Prepare for Emergencies

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that grants totaling $4 million have been awarded by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to help 121 accredited city and county emergency management agencies throughout Illinois support local disaster preparation and response efforts. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to ensure that all communities are prepared for emergencies and that residents are protected.

“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. The grants, which are awarded annually, can be used for day-to-day operations of local emergency management programs. 

“Every disaster begins as a local emergency, and that’s why it’s so important to have a sound local emergency management program,” IEMA Director Jonathon Monken said. “Particularly in difficult fiscal times, these grants provide needed support to ensure local emergency management agencies are prepared to respond to disasters in their communities.”

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 receiving the grants include:

Adams County  $ 28,119.55
Alexander County  $ 15,324.40
Aurora  $ 54,569.11
Bond County  $ 2,339.75 
Boone County  $ 25,503.24
Brown County  $ 11,133.57
Bureau County  $ 21,623.26
Calhoun County  $ 7,001.64
Carbondale  $ 19,787.89
Carroll County  $ 17,661.55 
Cass County  $ 10,537.44
Centralia  $ 3,886.99
Champaign County  $ 55,212,57
Chicago  $529,730.83
Christian County $ 11,358.22
Clark County $ 17,853.26
Clay County $ 8,737.50
Clinton County $ 22,186.22
Coles County $ 21,528.65
Cook County $458,733.85
Crawford County $ 6,611.00
Cumberland County $ 7,175.13
DeKalb County $ 35, 815.46
Des Plaines $ 26,352.36
DeWitt County $ 17,898.95
Douglas County $ 18,590.35
DuPage County $161,935.32
DuQuoin $ 15,785.37
Edgar County $ 18,306.44
Effingham $ 17,042.98
Effingham County $ 18,981.45
Elmhurst $ 17,937.80
Evanston $ 29,612.56
Fairview Heights $ 4,002.11
Fayette County $ 19,027.15
Flora $ 10,185.80
Ford County $ 8,910.50
Franklin County $ 22,550.03
Fulton County $ 22,046.10
Gallatin County $ 15,680.20
Granite City $ 14,318.46
Grundy County $ 24,673.74
Hamilton County $ 11,338.83
Hancock County $ 10,057.19
Hardin County $ 12,275.00
Henderson County $ 16,024.02
Henry County $ 12,107.59
Hoffman Estates $ 25,044.20
Iroquois County $ 17,290.00
Jackson County $ 21,489.38
Jasper County $ 6,739.19
Jefferson County $ 15,458.34
Jersey County $ 8,730.57
JoDaviess County $ 15,205.87
Johnson County $ 8,612.50
Joliet $ 33,840.90
Kane County $ 92,261.70
Kankakee County $ 37,491.66
Kendall County $ 36,534.72
Knox County $ 25,251.28
LaSalle County $ 37,587.69
Lake County $ 156,804.01
Lawrence County $ 17,953.96
Lee County $ 21,836.19
Livingston County $ 14,511.42
Logan County $ 20,678.29
Macon County $ 36,949.50
Macoupin County $ 24,209.02
Madison County $ 62,968.12
Marion (City of) $ 18,026.75 
Marion County $ 15,490.00
Marshall County $ 13,079.03
Mason County $ 13,935.93
Massac County $ 16,348.16
McDonough County $ 16,057.25
McHenry County $ 76,987.41
McLean County $ 48,840.84
Menard County $ 17,119.20
Mercer County $ 17,873.29
Metropolis $ 15,871.91
Monroe County $ 21,214.56
Montgomery County $ 20,637.62
Morgan County $ 21,738.32
Moultrie County $ 17,552.15
Mt. Vernon $ 17,639.31
Naperville $ 43,235.50
Ogle County $ 25,368.18
Palatine $ 28,413.58
Peoria $ 37,806.69
Peoria County $ 29,006.10
Perry County $ 17,834.26
Piatt County $ 14,665.95
Pike County $ 17,872.48
Pope County $ 14,027.33
Pulaski County $ 12,201.40
Putnam County $ 13,920.32
Randolph County $ 21,319.50
Richland County $ 7,503.50
Rock Island County $ 44,386.73
Rockford $ 45,310.25
Salem $ 9,196.04
Saline County $ 19,587.91
Sangamon County $ 54,481.35
Schuyler County $ 11,456.80
Scott County $ 5,481.55
Shelby County $ 19,072.24
St. Clair County $ 65,707.18
Stark County $ 5,201.22
Stephenson County $ 24,198.11
Tazewell County $ 41,929.36
Tinley Park $ 26,016.48
Union County $ 9,982.00
Vernilion County $ 31,056.19
Wabash County $ 11,639.50
Washington County $ 17,525.86
Wayne County $ 12,406.00
White County $ 12,315.60
Whiteside County $ 26,379.45
Will County $ 108,353.54
Williamson County $ 27,865.13
Winnebago County $ 43,345.09
 

Governor Quinn has secured federal assistance that, to date, has helped more than 60,000 people and households receive federal grants to replace or repair homes and personal items damaged by the April floods. Those grants currently total more than $150 million, with an additional $60 million in federal low-interest loans also approved to aid with flood recovery. Governor Quinn also won approval of federal aid that will reimburse local governments in 40 counties for 75 percent of their flood-related expenses. It’s expected that assistance will total $40 million.