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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Department of Emergency Management

Item 399

Item 399

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Emergency Preparedness (77500)$26,578,746$26,608,283
Financial Assistance for Emergency Management and Response (77501)FY2019 $20,370,257FY2020 $20,370,257
Emergency Training and Exercises (77502)FY2019 $3,846,025FY2020 $3,846,025
Emergency Planning Preparedness Assistance (77503)FY2019 $462,341FY2020 $476,091
Emergency Preparedness and Response (77504)FY2019 $1,006,824FY2020 $1,022,611
Emergency Management Regional Coordination (77506)FY2019 $893,299FY2020 $893,299
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $1,889,916FY2020 $1,919,453
SpecialFY2019 $1,710,335FY2020 $1,710,335
Federal TrustFY2019 $22,978,495FY2020 $22,978,495

Authority: Title 44, Chapters 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, §§ 44-146.13 through 44-146.28:1 and 44-146.31 through 44-146.40, Code of Virginia.


A. Included within this appropriation is the continuation of $160,810 the first year and $160,810 the second year from the Fire Programs Fund to support the department's hazardous materials training program.


B. By October 1 of each year, the Sheltering Coordinator shall provide a status report on the Commonwealth's emergency shelter capabilities and readiness to the Governor, the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.


C. This appropriation includes $500,000 in the first year and $500,000 in the second year from the general fund for the Department of Emergency Management to conduct multidisciplinary training, regional training and exercises related to man-made and natural disaster preparedness, including training consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Training shall involve, but is not to be limited to, local and state law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, public health agencies, and affected private and nonprofit entities, including colleges and universities. Training may be conducted with a state, local or federal agency or agencies having the capability or responsibility to coordinate or assist in emergency preparedness. The agency shall submit a report detailing the number and types of training and exercises conducted, the costs associated with such training and exercises, and challenges and barriers to ensuring that state and local agencies are ready and able to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. The report shall be submitted to the Governor, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Department of Planning and Budget by October 1 of each year.