Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 26, 2017
REVISED September 26, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund Agreement - FY 2017–2018


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sherilyn Burris, Emergency Management Chief

Action Requested

Adopt Resolution R-17-086 accepting a state grant award from the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management, for the period of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, in the amount of $115,806, and authorizing the Chairman, or in their absence the Vice Chairman, to execute all related documents.

Adopt Resolution B-17-061 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for FY 2016-2017.

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-fourth 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 scope of work to be accomplished includes updating the Comprehensive Management Emergency Plan, supporting emergency management training classes, development and execution of an annual EOC exercise, and public outreach presentations on emergency management subjects.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send copy of signed Resolution and Budget Resolution, and two original signed grant agreements to Candace Kelly, Emergency Management, at candy.kelly@mymanatee.org (ext. 1667).

Please email a copy of Budget Resolution B-17-061 to budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$115,806 1739001824 Emergency Management Preparedness & Assistance (EMPA) Trust Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Funding will be used to match the FY 17 – 18 Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Attachment:  2017-18 EMPA Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  B-17-061.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Response (Matter No. 2017-0403).pdf
Attachment:  R-17-086 EMPA Resolution.pdf