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Preparedness Grant Case Studies: Florida

In 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study in Florida to understand the state’s use of grant funds to increase its ability to respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of natural and man-made disasters and real-world events. FEMA examined how Florida invested Federal, state, and local funds to address lessons learned from previous disasters to close capability gaps, and whether these investments resulted in improved preparedness. Overall, the case study found that FEMA grant-funded investments positively impacted the response to Hurricane Irma and other real-world events. Many of the investments highlighted in this case study were the culmination of multiple years of careful planning and used a combination of Federal, State, and local funds. Florida prioritizes grant investments based on regional and statewide initiatives. In addition, collaboration across Federal, State and local entities enabled stakeholders to share technical expertise and specialized equipment across jurisdictional and geographic boundaries. The Innovative Practice papers highlight three of those grant-funded investments.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFlorida Case Study - 2018

More information on additional investments and impacts may be found in the full Florida case study report.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFlorida Case Study - WebEOC

Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM)'s use of preparedness grant funds (EMPG) to expand its WebEOC crisis management system. (2018 Report)

Icon for file of type application/pdfFlorida Case Study - Heat Shield

Miami–Dade–Fort Lauderdale Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)'s use of UASI funding to conduct Operation Heat Shield I and II. (2018 Report)

Icon for file of type application/pdfFlorida Case Study - All-Hazard Incident Management Teams

Florida's use of State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) funding to support AHIMTs. (2018 Report)