Grant Application Approved for Training Exercise

Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery will be receiving a $8,485.29 grant as the county council this week approved his request to apply for the grant.

The initial purpose of Indiana Department of Homeland Security reimbursable grant was to purchase recording equipment for the Emergency Operations Center, but Avery told WKVI News that the equipment is not on the approved list for the grant.

Instead, Avery will utilize the Emergency Management Performance Competitive Grant in an equally effective manner.

“I’d like to use the money to fund an Emergency Operations Center exercise next year by hiring a contractor to come in and put on that exercise. I’d also like to use some of that money to purchase CBRNE/HAZMAT, training material,” said Avery.

The grant became available when Avery exceeded the number of assessment points required for the year.

A training exercise may cost anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000.