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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) to plan, coordinate, prevent, prepare for, and protect against major threats that may harm, disrupt, or destroy our communities, commerce, and institutions; and to effectively manage and coordinate the County's unified response, mitigation, and recovery from the consequences of such disasters or events should they occur. Key objectives are to:

  • Coordinate County plans and actions to minimize harm to residents, employees, and visitors in Montgomery County before, during, and after emergencies.
  • Coordinate the services, protection, and contingency plans for sustained operations of County facilities.
  • Coordinate and provide public education to ensure the resilience of our communities during disasters.
  • Coordinate homeland security policies and priorities, including grant-seeking, management, and reporting.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY22 Operating Budget for the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is $3,421,966, an increase of $305,985 or 9.82 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $3,115,981. Personnel Costs comprise 71.42 percent of the budget for 17 full-time position(s) and one part-time position(s), and a total of 18.30 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 28.58 percent of the FY22 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • Effective, Sustainable Government

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY21 estimates reflect funding based on the FY21 approved budget. The FY22 and FY23 figures are performance targets based on the FY22 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY23.

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Initiatives

  • Support an array of COVID-19 pandemic responses such as emergency management group coordination, food distribution, personal protective equipment distribution, communication, and recovery.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during COVID-19, and provides guidance to Montgomery County departments and partner agencies to coordinate pandemic response.
  • By Summer 2021, become re-accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program.
  • Continue to manage Homeland Security grants on behalf of the County in support of disaster recovery planning for the Enterprise Resource Planning system, the Medical Reserve Corps at Montgomery County Health and Human Services, the regional law enforcement information exchange, and enhanced chemical response protective equipment for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue's special operations division.
  • Provide support for cyber security response, the Board of Elections Preparedness Guide, and Food Security planning.
  • A new Emergency Management Specialist will be assigned to manage the County's Continuation of Operations Plan, the Food Security Taskforce, and the Disaster Assistance Call Center.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, OEMHS has coordinated the emergency management group using a number of virtual tools to maintain situational awareness and respond to resource requests.
  • OEMHS and the Office of Management and Budget are coordinating the compilation, organization, and assessment of costs that are eligible for FEMA reimbursement.
  • The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program has been developed with approval from FEMA and will allow the rapid deployment of UAS to assess damage following a disaster.

Program Descriptions

  Administration

The Emergency Management Administration program handles grant and financial management, office administration, budget management, procurement, and human resources. This program also includes overall policy development for the office. ...

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  Emergency Management Planning, Response & Recovery

The Emergency Management Planning, Response, and Recovery program represents the core programmatic activities of OEMHS. This program includes the planning, training, and exercising activities aimed at preparing the County departments, non-profit partners, critical infrastructure, and the County residents for large scale emergencies. Major threats that this program addresses include,...

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Program Contacts

Contact Michael Goldfarb of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at 240.777.2333 or Taman Morris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Recommended
FY22
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages980027.00907359.00 1074654.00 1153805.0027.2
Employee Benefits251057.00273718.00 266929.00 311923.0014.0
County General Fund Personnel Costs1231084.001181077.00 1341583.00 1465728.0024.1
Operating Expenses746702.00959240.00 451184.00 977954.002.0
County General Fund Expenditures1977786.002140317.00 1792767.00 2443682.0014.2
PERSONNEL
Full-Time9.009.00 9.00 11.0022.2
Part-Time1.001.00 1.00 1.000.0
FTEs8.828.82 8.82 10.8222.7
REVENUES
Hazardous Materials Permits671069.00865000.00 50000.00 865000.000.0
Other Charges/Fees55638.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Revenues726707.00865000.00 50000.00 865000.000.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages888841.00741784.00 741784.00 746027.000.6
Employee Benefits287286.00233880.00 233880.00 232257.00-0.7
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs1176127.00975664.00 975664.00 978284.000.3
Operating Expenses10274242.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Capital Outlay193481.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures11643850.00975664.00 975664.00 978284.000.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time6.006.00 6.00 6.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs7.487.48 7.48 7.480.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants9540081.00975664.00 975664.00 978284.000.3
State Grants-21266.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues9518815.00975664.00 975664.00 978284.000.3
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures13621636.003115981.00 2768431.00 3421966.009.8
Total Full-Time Positions15.0015.00 15.00 17.0013.3
Total Part-Time Positions1.001.00 1.00 1.000.0
Total FTEs16.3016.30 16.30 18.3012.3
Total Revenues10245522.001840664.00 1025664.00 1843284.000.1
FY22 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION21403178.82
Changes (with service impacts)
Add: Restoration of Non-Profit Security Grants in FY22 [Emergency Management Planning, Response & Recovery]8000000.00
Add: Hydrologic Expertise to Assist with Planning for Future Storms [Emergency Management Planning, Response & Recovery]1095821.00
Add: Planning Division Support Specialist [Administration]997551.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs419320.00
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment241830.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment147240.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY21 Lapsed Positions101880.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment82870.00
Decrease Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment-100.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-52760.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY21-8000000.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED244368210.82
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION9756647.48
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs26200.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED9782847.48
Program Summary
Program NameFY21 APPR
Expenditures
FY21 APPR
FTEs
FY22 REC
Expenditures
FY22 REC
FTEs
Administration13955163.9216435475.52
Emergency Management Planning, Response & Recovery172046512.38177841912.78
Total311598116.30342196618.30
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Recommended2444.0000002444.0000002444.0000002444.0000002444.0000002444.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Elimination of One-Time Items Recommended in FY220.000000-701.000000-701.000000-701.000000-701.000000-701.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY22 for non-profit security grants and operational expenses for the Hydrologic position, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.00000022.00000022.00000022.00000022.00000022.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures2444.0000001764.0000001764.0000001764.0000001764.0000001764.000000