Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 29, 2014
REVISED July 29, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #39

Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund Agreement FY 2014 – 2015


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

Action Requested
  • Adopt Resolution R-14-090 accepting a state grant award from the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management, for the period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, in the amount of $115,806, and authorizing the County Administrator or his designee to execute all related documents; and
  • Adoption of Budget Resolution B-14-074.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
  • Manatee County Comp 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 Stature, 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-first 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 four 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).


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$115,806 1739001821 Emergency Management Preparedness Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Funding will be used to match the FY14-15 Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Attachment:  14-157 Emergency Mgmt Preparedness Grant Agrmt.pdf
Attachment:  R-14-090 2014-2015 EMPA Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  B-14-074.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee 2014-2015 EMPA with EMAP.pdf