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Programs and Trainings

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The CERT program helps to train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

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Mitigation Grant Program

Throughout Clinton County a need for additional generators exists. The Clinton County Emergency Management Commission has chosen to attempt to address this need as best it can within the scope of Disaster Mitigation. While the Grant Program will not be able to address all generator needs within the County, it is the Commission’s goal to address the critical infrastructure and sheltering needs within the County to the best of its ability as funding allows.

First Priority will be given to generators that will be incorporated into new construction. The Commission feels that this is the best time to incorporate emergency generators into buildings and the most cost efficient. Priority will also be given to government buildings that may be used for sheltering citizens during and after a disaster. These buildings shall have a written agreement for sheltering with the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency before the installation of the generator or generator related equipment. (It is also allowable for an entity who wishes to upgrade wiring and install switch gear so that a building can accept a generator in lieu of purchasing a generator to apply for funding.) Additional consideration will also be given to critical government facilities (e.g. Fire Stations, City Halls, Public Works, and Police Departments) that are currently without emergency power. Non Government buildings may also apply for Grant funding. The Grant Program is intended for purchasing generators for the local community, however, it is possible that other local mitigation needs that are not being addressed or funded through other sources may qualify. If you are applying for funds for a non-generator mitigation project, the Commission may have different requirements and ask for different documentation as it sees necessary. If you are applying for a non-generator mitigation project, please provide an additional page describing your request as well as why this should be considered. Please explain how the project being funded will provide mitigation in your area. For ideas and explanation of possible mitigation projects, refer to the FEMA Mitigation Ideas document.

All projects funded through the Grant Program must be located within the borders of Clinton County.

Grant Applications will be made available no later than the first business day of July each year. All applications for the Grant Program are due by 4:00 p.m. the first business day of November. Applications should be emailed to [email protected] or sent to or dropped off at the Emergency Management Agency Office, Clinton County Law Center, 241 7th Ave N, P.O. Box 2957, Clinton, IA 52733. Any applications received after the deadline will only be considered if funding is available after all applications received by November 1 are considered. Decisions on Grant Recipients will be made no later than the close of business on the first business day in March with notifications to follow via USPS. Funds for approved projects will be released no later than the 4th quarter of the following fiscal year, and funds must be requested prior to June 10th of that year. (For example, applications would be due in November 2022, decisions would be made by March 2023, and grant funds would be available for use in April of 2024 and must be requested no later than June 10th.)

Emergency Management Grant Application

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241 7th Ave N.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Clinton, IA 52732

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