Peoria Public Radio News
11:36 am
Thu June 19, 2014

IEMA awarding grants to area emergency management agencies

Some area counties and cities are receiving state grants to prepare for emergencies. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is awarding seven Peoria area agencies nearly 177-thousand dollars for emergency response efforts.

The city of Peoria and county will receive about 68-thousand dollars of the funding while Tazewell County is expected to get about 43-thousand. Other counties to receive state money include Fulton, Knox, Marshall, and Stark.

The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and can be used for day-to-day operations of local emergency management programs.