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File #: 19-1058   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/14/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of a grant application for up to $250,000.00 to the Texas Division of Emergency Management for the 2019 Emergency Management Performance Grant, and acceptance of funds upon award. [Erik Walsh, Deputy City Manager; Charles N. Hood, Fire Chief]
Indexes: Emergency Management, Grants
Attachments: 1. 18 EMPG Designee, 2. 2019 EMPG Staffing 1-24-2019, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2019-02-14-0117
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2019 Emergency Management Preparedness Grant (EMPG)


This ordinance authorizes the submission of a grant application for, and acceptance, upon award, of up to $250,000 from the State of Texas, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), for the 2019 Emergency Management Preparedness Grant (EMPG) to prevent, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and natural disasters; authorizing an in-kind matching contribution of up to $250,000; and authorizing a personnel complement of 1 position.


The City of San Antonio has received $2.8 million in EMPG awards since 2003. These funds are designated to support local emergency preparedness activities to enhance the City's capability to mitigate potential hazards and respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters. The key elements of emergency preparedness are comprehensive emergency planning, emergency training, and exercising. This ordinance also approves a total personnel complement of 1 position. This position is essential for complying with the federal and state grant management requirements and for increasing regional preparedness capabilities against a catastrophic disaster. This position will be funded upon receipt of the 2019 EMPG award. Allowable expenses include personnel compensation and benefits, travel, vehicle allowances, training equipment, operation and repair of administrative equipment, utility costs, janitorial and custodial services, rent and maintenance, vehicle rental, insurance and indemnification, attendance at meeting and conferences and indirect costs.

The 1 position in the Office of Emergency Management to be funded with EMPG is 1 Department Fiscal Administrator.

The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) requires in-kind match. The FY 2018 EMGP award was $162,866.


The Office of Emergency Management must submit a 2019...

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