The City of Orlando’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been awarded $7,000 from the FY2017 Citizen Corps and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program grant. The grant in question is possible because of funding from a FEMA Emergency Management Performance Grant.
These funds will be used to support Orlando CERT teams and the preparedness exercises with groups from around the state. The CERT program strengthens Florida through training and preparedness activities in local communities.
This grant requires a cash or in-kind dollar for dollar match. The match will be provided through the annual Oracle donation to the CERT program and through salary and benefits for personnel. These people are part of the Emergency Management staff that provide overall coordination and management for the program.
The grant application was approved by the City Council on July 10th. The grant will be in performance from 8/1/2017 t0 6/30/2018. The grant was given on behalf of Volunteer Florida.