Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 30, 2013
REVISED July 30, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #54

Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund Agreement FY 2013 – 2014


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

Action Requested

Adopt Resolution R-13-111 and Budget Amendment B-13-060.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
  • Manatee County Comp Plan, Section 2-Purpose: page 11, Protect the public health, safety and welfare.
  • 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 twentieth 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.
  • The grant agreement was executed under authority of Resolution R-09-161 on June 24, 2013.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

The four original contracts that were signed by the Deputy County Administrator were forwarded to Tallahassee.  Please send copy of signed Resolution to Candace Kelly, Emergency Management  at candy.kelly@mymanatee.org (ext. 1667).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
State Funded Grant $ 105,806 Emergency Management Preparedness Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund Acct #1739001820

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Funding will be used to match the FY13-14 Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Attachment:  Budget Res'l-EMPA.pdf
Attachment:  2013 - 2014 EMPA Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee EMPA 2013-2014.pdf