The Sutter County Board of Supervisors accepted a Homeland Security Grant for $172,501 Tuesday, June 28 to provide training and equipment to six local agencies involved in emergency management response.
Funds from the 2015-2018 Homeland Security Grant will be distributed between the Sutter County Office of Emergency Management, Sutter County Public Health, Sutter County Sheriff’s Department, Sutter County Fire, Yuba City Police Department, and Yuba City Fire Department, according to Sutter County Emergency Operations and Loss Prevention Manager Lori Hersant.
The Board of Supervisors authorized the county to apply for the grant in September of 2015.
The grant will provide: $39,312 to the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department toward an upgrade of the base unit radio communication console; $23,000 to Sutter County fire for personal protective equipment; $20,000 to Sutter County Public Health for emergency preparedness training; $20,001 to Sutter County for the Emergency Operation Center IT equipment upgrade and training; $40,000 to the Yuba City Fire Department for search and rescue equipment; and $21,563 to the Yuba City Police Department for mobile radio enhancements.
Sutter County will receive $8,625 for administering the Homeland Security Grant.