SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has awarded about $72,000 to Jersey and Madison Counties to support disaster preparedness and response efforts.
Madison County received $64,066 and Jersey County received $8,309.
“Illinois has faced a record number of historic natural disasters in recent years,” Gov. Pat Quinn said. “We have learned the value of being prepared, and have seen that quick and thorough disaster response can make a crucial difference. These grants will strengthen emergency management where it’s needed most — in our local communities.”
The Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) are funded through a grant IEMA receives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grants, which are awarded annually, can be used for day-to-day operations of local emergency management programs.