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  • The Mitigation Section has opened the 2021 pre-application period for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. Pre-applications are due by 4 p.m. EDT on September 17, 2021, and should be submitted to mitigation@dhs.in.gov. Find the pre-application form and details on the Mitigation and Recovery page.
  • A new cybersecurity incident reporting law went into effect July 1, requiring all political subdivisions to report cybersecurity incidents to the Indiana Office of Technology. For more information:
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering disaster assistance to 13 Indiana counties due to severe storms and flooding on June 18–19. For more information:

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About Emergency Management

Emergencies begin and end locally, and Indiana's county emergency management agencies (EMAs) fill that first line of response. Taking steps to reducing vulnerability to hazards, coping with disasters and liaising with other counties and the state are important aspects of these agencies' day-to-day lives. Emergency managers work with other public safety partners and organizations within communities to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies.

Homeland Security Liaisons

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Homeland Security Liaison contacts

Indiana Department of Homeland Security Liaisons support local governmental units in all phases of emergency management. The primary role of Homeland Security Liaisons is to provide comprehensive emergency management/homeland security guidance in the areas of preparedness, training, planning, response and recovery to their respective districts. Liaisons also act as technical consultants to local emergency management agencies, which includes clarifying and interpreting all procedures, grant funding guidance, provide references and resolving disputes. Homeland Security Liaisons also work very closely with first responders, universities and local hospitals.

Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4: Contact Stormy Friday and Courtney Turner at northliaison@dhs.in.gov.
Districts 5, 6 and 7: Contact Ben Esterline and Jerry Sears at centralliaison@dhs.in.gov
Districts 8, 9 and 10: Contact Tonda Dixon and Jesse Minnick at southliaison@dhs.in.gov.

County Emergency Management Agencies

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Interactive contact map

Each county in the state has its own emergency management agency to help communities prepare for disasters and emergencies and to be the local link to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, which provides assistance financially and operationally in significant emergencies. To find contact information for your county’s emergency management agency, select the interactive map and select your county.

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