Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #67

Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund Agreement - FY 2016–2017


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Don Hermey, Emergency Management Chief

Action Requested

Adopt Resolution R-16-110 accepting a state grant award from the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management, for the period of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, in the amount of $115,806, and authorizing the County Administrator, or his designee, to execute all related documents; and adopt Resolution B-16-077 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for FY 2015-16.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
  • Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, 1.2. Purpose:  Page 9.
  • FAC, Chapter 9G-19, Base Grant Funding to Assist County Emergency Management Agencies and Competitive Grant Funding.
  • Florida Statute, 252.371, Emergency Management, Preparedness and Assistance Trust Fund.
  • Florida Statute, 252.373, Emergency Management, Preparedness and Assistance Trust Fund: Allocations of funds; rules.

Background Discussion
  • This is an annual, non-match State grant.
  • The Emergency Management, Preparedness and Assistance Trust Fund was established by the 1993 Florida Legislature to assist local Emergency Management agencies and programs with funds made available through the $2.00 surcharges on homeowners’ insurance policies and $4.00 for business policies.
  • This is the twenty-third year funding has been provided.
  • EMPA will fund half of the cost for two full time Emergency Management Officers’ salaries and benefits. The remaining funds will be utilized to support the Emergency Management program.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

The two original contracts were signed by the County Administrator in accordance with Resolution R-09-161 and forwarded to Tallahassee. Please send copy of signed Resolution and Budget Resolution to Candace Kelly, Emergency Management, at candy.kelly@mymanatee.org (ext. 1667).

Please email a copy of Budget Resolution B-16-077 to budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$115,806 1739001823 Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Funding will be used to match the FY 16 – 17 Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Attachment:  16-17 EMPA Manatee.pdf
Attachment:  R-16-110 EMPA Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  2016 2017 Emergency Management Grants CAO Matter 2016-0516.pdf
Attachment:  B-16-077 FY17 EMPA Grant.pdf