Marshall County EMA to Use Grant for Another Purpose

The Marshall County Emergency Management Performance Competitive Grant (EMPG) will be used for a different project.

Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery told the commissioners this week that the $8,485.29 grant was to be used for an Emergency Operations Center exercise, but it was canceled due to lack of interest.

“I did meet with the EMA Advisory Board and asked what they wanted to do with that money because I did not want to give it back to the State. They came up with a couple of recommendations. We purchased some additional emergency alert radios, and we also will be purchasing some additional preparedness materials to distribute to the folks in the community. That will take care of that grant.”

He also reported that a $20,000 grant will be used to purchase new 800 MHz portable radios. The 800 MHz system is being expanded which will allow for more users.