Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 5, 2013
November 5, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Grant Award


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

Action Requested
Adopt Resolution R-13-204 and Budget Resolution B-14-014, authorizing the Chairperson to accept a Federal Grant for the amount of $2,400.00 with a dollar to dollar match to develop and train Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute §252.31 – 252.90

Background Discussion
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is promoting the development of local Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and given this type of program high priority.
  • On September 11, 2013, Manatee County was awarded $2,400 from the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management, Federal Grant # 14-CI-__-__-__-__-__.
  • The grant period is from September 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014.
    • The Emergency Management Division will use these funds to conduct more training sessions with the necessary supplies for the attendees. CERT members are trained in disaster preparedness, light search and rescue, first-aid, fire suppression, crisis management, and introduction to terrorism.
    • The Emergency Management Division will utilize instructors from Emergency Management, EMS, and Manatee County Fire Chief’s Association.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please forward 4 signed original grant agreements, 1 copy of the signed resolution, and 1 copy of the signed budget resolution to Emergency Management, attention: Candace Kelly

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1739001920 $2400 , 0010007001 $2400

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FY 13-14 CERT Grant 14-CI-__-__-__-__-___.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Approval 13-265 Homeland Security Grant for CERT.pdf
Attachment:  R-13-204 CERT Grant.pdf
Attachment:  B-14-014 FDEP FY14 CERT Program.pdf