At their last meeting the Johnson County Commissioners voted to allow the commission chair to sign an agreement with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a Homeland Security Grant to redo the county's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly explains further.
The grant is for $30,000 which the Federal Government will contribute $26,625 according to Connolly. The county will be responsible for the 25% match on the grant.
The grant will pay for a complete reworking or overhaul of the county's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan which was last done in 2007, and must be updated and approved by FEMA every five years, according to the county's website.
For more information on the planned update of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, go to: