Colleges Receive $9.7M for Emergency Management Plans

WASHINGTON

Twenty six colleges and universities will be able to develop and strengthen their emergency management plans as a result of more than $9.7 million in Emergency Management for Higher Education discretionary grants awarded today by the U.S. Department of Education, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Each plan, as specified in the grant application, must address all four phases of emergency management: Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Funds may be used to update existing emergency management plans, conduct vulnerability assessments of campus facilities, provide training to campus staff and students, organize tabletop exercises or large-scale drills, collaborate with local first responders and community partners, and develop or enhance plans for preventing violence on campus by assessing and addressing the mental health needs of students who may be at risk of causing campus violence.

The grants are housed within the Department’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, which supports efforts to create safe schools, respond to crises, prevent drug and alcohol abuse, ensure the health and well being of students, and teach students good citizenship and character. The office also coordinates the Department’s efforts in these areas with other federal agencies.

The 2009 grant recipients are listed below:

  • CALIFORNIA
    Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    (Stanford University)
    Stanford, CA
    $451,564
  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    The Catholic University of America
    Washington, DC
    $491,681
  • Georgetown University
    Washington, DC
    $549,302
  • FLORIDA
    Miami Dade College
    Miami, FL
    $499,999
  • University of Central Florida
    Orlando, CA
    $176,245
  • IDAHO
    University of Idaho
    Moscow, ID
    $502,148
  • ILLINOIS
    Illinois Community College District #515
    (Prairie State College)
    Chicago Heights, IL
    $267,090
  • KANSAS
    Johnson County Community College
    Overland Park, KS
    $249,094
  • LOUISIANA
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Lafayette, LA
    $440,286
  • MASSACHUSSETS
    Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    Buzzards Bay, MA
    $218,239
  • MICHIGAN
    Eastern Michigan University
    Ypsilanti, MI
    $490,517
  • MISSOURI
    Missouri State University
    Springfield, MO
    $469,515
  • MONTANA
    The University of Montana
    Missoula, MT
    $499,900
  • NEW JERSEY
    Seton Hall University
    South Orange, NJ
    $536,009
  • NEW YORK
    Niagara University
    Niagara, NY
    $398,157
  • Research Foundation of CUNY c/o John Jay College
    New York, NY
    $768,334
  • NORTH DAKOTA
    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND
    $412,352
  • OREGON
    Southern Oregon University
    Ashland, OR
    $250,000
  • University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR
    $474,333
  • Teaching Research Institute
    (Western Oregon University)
    Monmouth, OR
    $167,343
  • PENNSYLVANIA
    Community College of Allegheny County
    Pittsburgh, PA
    $252,727
  • RHODE ISLAND
    University of Rhode Island
    Kingston, RI
    $260,668
  • TEXAS
    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX
    $175,756
  • VIRGINIA
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Blacksburg, VA
    $247,419
  • WASHINGTON
    Peninsula College
    Port Angeles, WA
    $255,115
  • WYOMING
    Laramie County Community College
    Cheyenne, WY
    $229,593

To view the entire July 9 press release, click here.

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