Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a .m. - June 16, 2015
REVISED June 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #49

Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund Agreement - FY 2015–2016


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Don Hermey, Emergency Management Chief

Action Requested

Adopt Resolution R-15-094 accepting a state grant award from the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management, for the period of July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, in the amount of $115,806, and authorizing the Chairperson, or in their absence the Vice Chairperson, to execute all related documents; and adopt Resolution B-15-069 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for FY 2014-15.

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-second 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
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send the four signed original agreements for State signature and copies 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 1739001822 Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Funding will be used to match the FY 15 – 16 Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Attachment:  R-15-094 EMPA Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee 2015-2016 EMPA with EMAP.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-15-069 EMPA.pdf