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State awards $2.6M in emergency management grants

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management announced Friday the awarding of more than $2.6 million in grant funding for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program.

The EMPG program is a federally funded, state distributed, grant program. The grant focuses on funding planning, operations, equipment acquisitions, trainings, exercises, and construction and renovation efforts at the local government level.

The program provides resources to assist local governments in preparing for all hazards. Through the grant program, the federal government provides coordination, guidance, and assistance to support a comprehensive emergency preparedness system.

“Successful emergency management requires an all-hazards approach. This grant provides us with the resources we need to build and sustain our core capabilities across the five mission areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery,” said State Coordinator of Emergency Management Shawn Talmadge.

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