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DeWitt County's Emergency Management Agency, EMA, were among recipients for grants totaling $4 million awarded across the state by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.


The grants aim to help city and county emergency management agencies throughout Illinois support local disaster preparedness and response efforts.


EMA Director Teresa Barnett tells Regional Radio News the grants supports a variety of local operations and preparedness activities. She calls it a great resource to DeWitt County and Clinton EMA.


DeWitt County received just over $17,500 while Piatt County received just over $17,600.

Logan County received over $20-thousand.


Macon County received over $36-thousand and Champaign County received just short of $54-thousand dollars.


Elsewhere in central Illinois, McLean County received $47,500.


The Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) are funded through a grant IEMA receives from FEMA.  

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