Millions in grant money given to Ill. Counties for emergency response

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 20 at 8:09 AM

(KMOV) – Millions of dollars in grant money will be used to aide city and county emergency responders in Illinois.

Roughly $4 million from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will be used in area counties for day-to-day operations of local Emergency Management Agencies as well as supporting disaster preparedness and response.

According to the Alton Telegraph, Calhoun County will receive $33,000, Jersey County will receive $83,000, Macoupin County will get $24,500, Madison County will receive $64,000 and St. Clair County will receive $66,800.

Another $7 million in federal funding will allow the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to provide training courses, emergency response support and emergency planning assistance to responders across the state. 

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