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2020 Disaster Recovery and Risk Reduction
Mission Statement The Bureau of Preparedness and Grants Administration (PGA) serves as the core of IEMA's function of coordinating emergency preparedness programs and delivering disaster assistance in support of local governments throughout the state. PGA assists state and local entities with emergency preparedness and recovery planning for all natural and manmade hazards and disasters, including the Illinois Plan for Radiological Accidents. In addition, PGA provides financial assistance through three disaster programs: individual assistance (individuals and households); public assistance (grants to state agencies, local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations) for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent restoration of public facilities; and hazard mitigation assistance to reduce the impact of future disasters.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Disaster Assistance - Assist communities with damage assessments. Coordinate disaster assistance with federal, state, and local partners.
    1. Perform damage assessments in coordination with state and federal partners. Apply for federal assistance, manage grants, and gather disaster costs. Assist in recovery efforts, covering losses.
  2. Disaster Coordination - Coordinate state resources and expertise in the disaster response effort. Work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide disaster assistance to individuals, businesses, and government entities following a presidential disaster declaration.
    1. Gather information; receive and coordinate requests for resources; coordinate response efforts with state, local, and federal partners; coordinate with NGAs; provide state assets; and prioritize resource requests. Minimize loss of life and property.
  3. Hazardous Materials - Provide assistance to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) in plan development and management of federally required hazardous chemical inventory. Prepare an emergency operations plan and participate in evaluation. Evaluate and administer grants to LEPCs.
    1. Train first responders to safely handle hazardous materials and assist communities in planning and developing hazardous material response plans. Gather and make available data on hazardous materials statewide. Collect information on chemicals used and stored in Illinois.
  4. Mitigation Program - Strive to build disaster-resistant communities through such actions as floodplain property acquisition programs and wind-resistant construction.
    1. Risk analyzing, planning, and partnering with local jurisdictions on projects. Minimize post-disaster disruptions, create safer communities, and lessen the financial impact on communities. Reduce loss of life and property, lessen the impact of disasters, and recover from disasters more rapidly.
  5. Radiological Emergency Preparedness - Plan and develop procedures for responding to radiological emergencies at nuclear facilities. Demonstrate the ability to respond to a radiological emergency.
    1. Plan, train, develop, and participate in evaluated exercises; provide grants; inform and educate the public; coordinate with local governments, FEMA, and Exelon. Prepare/train medical workers and organizations for a radiological response. Obtain federal approval of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program. Maintain public health and safety surrounding nuclear power plants.
Source of Funds General Revenue Fund, Nuclear Civil Protection Planning Fund, Federal Aid Disaster Fund, Federal Civil Preparedness Administrative Fund, Nuclear Safety Emergency Preparedness Fund Statutory Authority 20 ILCS 3305, 430 ILCS 100/18
Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2020 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2019 Actual Fiscal Year 2018 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 923,861.8 $ 33,241.2 $ 40,713.8 $ 23,195.1 $ 17,805.7
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 923,861.8 $ 33,241.2 $ 40,713.8 $ 23,195.1 $ 17,805.7
Average monthly full-time equivalents 43 26 28 23 33
Output Indicators
Percentage of disaster assistance requests fulfilled 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Percentage of counties with Chemical Emergency Plans 100 % 96 % 96 % 96 % 96 %
Percentage of counties with approved mitigation plans 62 % 46 % 62 % 59.8 % 54.9 %
Number of emergency responders prepared to respond to radiological emergencies 2,700 1,837 2,700 2,609 2,441
Outcome Indicators
Dollars disbursed to individuals to help recover from disasters N/A N/A $ 0.0 $ 0.0 $ 0.0
Dollars disbursed to local governments to help recover from disasters (in thousands) $ 400,000.0 $ 6,392.1 $ 0.0 $ 295,413.0 $ 20.5
Dollars disbursed to businesses to help recover from disasters N/A N/A $ 0.0 $ 0.0 $ 0.0
Explanatory Information

Total fiscal year 2020 non-appropriated spending for COVID-19 Response to was $431,919,235.89. Appropriated expenditures total was $33,241,171.85, of which $29,519,538.46 were grants to sub-recipients.

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