EMD receives funds from federal and state agencies to build and enhance our capabilities within Riverside County. In total, we receive funding from 17 different sources, including grants and medical providers. Below are a few of the largest grant programs providing financial support to EMD:
Homeland Grant Security Program
The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) financially supports strategies to address planning, equipment, training and exercise needs to respond to acts of terrorism or catastrophic emergencies and disasters.
Activities financially supported by SHSGP must support terrorism preparedness, including:
- Implementing training and exercises aimed at enhancing response capability skills for first responders (fire, law, emergency medical services, and public health), as well as the medical/health community.
- Providing a pharmaceutical cache for treatment or post-exposure prophylaxis for first responders and non-traditional first responders, such as medical staff, public health and those individuals who provide front-line emergency or essential services.
- Purchasing equipment to enhance response capabilities for first responders and the medical-health community.
Metropolitan Medical Response System
The Metropolitan Medical Response System supports the integration of emergency management, health and medical systems into a coordinated response to mass casualty incidents caused by any hazard.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant provides us with allocations and guidance to promote public information, preparedness, prevention, research, and surveillance for public health. PHEP also aims to achieve critical requirements and priority projects, such as multi-agency collaboration at all levels of government, emergency preparedness for at-risk populations, support and equipment acquisitions for the Department Operations Center, certification of the Riverside County staff in Incident Command System, Standardized Emergency Management System, and National Incident Management System compliance through the provision of training and exercises.