BOS1 - Emergency Management Performance Grant

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2009
Contact: Kathryn Feather 714.834.3110
Orange County Receives Emergency Management Performance Grant

Orange County receives more than $400,000 to support emergency response programs.

(Santa Ana) The Orange County Operational Area emergency response organization has been awarded grant funding through the Fiscal Year 2009 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program. The grant is to support activities that contribute to the County’s capability to prevent, prepare for, mitigate against, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made. Of the $446,880 awarded, a total of $213,440 will be distributed to all cities in the County, and $233,440 will be retained by the Sheriff’s Emergency Management Bureau. Funding allocation is based upon the population figures from the California Department of Finance.

Estimated distribution within the First District is as follows:

CITY

POPULATION

ALLOCAITON

GARDEN GROVE

174,715

$12,350

SANTA ANA

355,662

$25,140

WESTMINSTER

93,284

$6,594

EMPG grant funds are received every year and are used by the Sheriff’s Emergency Management Bureau toward salaries of staff who update the County’s Emergency Plans, provide emergency management training, maintain the Emergency Operations Center and respond to actual emergency events.


Supervisor Janet Nguyen represents the First District on the Orange County Board of Supervisors as Vice Chair. She also serves as Chair of the OCTA’s Transit Committee. She represents more than 600,000 people, covering the cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster and the unincorporated community of Midway City. Orange County ranks sixth in the nation as the most populous county and has the nation’s seventh highest annual budget.