Military and Naval Affairs, Division of

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All amounts are in dollars
Category Available
Change From
State Operations 89,803,000 139,379,000 49,576,000 29,246,000
Aid To Localities 9,665,500 411,897,000 402,231,500 742,377,000
Capital Projects 30,700,000 30,700,000 0 91,223,000
Total 130,168,500 581,976,000 451,807,500 862,846,000

Full-Time Equivalent Positions (FTE)
Program 2008-09
Estimated FTEs
Estimated FTEs
FTE Change
    General Fund 57 57 0
Emergency Management
    General Fund 30 30 0
    Special Revenue Funds - Federal 75 75 0
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 14 14 0
Military Readiness
    General Fund 164 164 0
    Special Revenue Funds - Federal 292 292 0
Special Service
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 11 11 0
Total 643 643 0

Note: Most recent estimates as of 12/16/08.


The Division of Military and Naval Affairs’ (DMNA) primary mission is to maintain a well-trained military force ready to respond to civil emergencies, natural disasters, and threats to the nation’s security. The State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) prepares the State and local governments to deal effectively with potential disasters and coordinates the State’s response to disasters.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends $582 million All Funds ($25 million General Fund; $557 million Other Funds) for DMNA and SEMO. This is a net increase of $455 million from the 2008-09 Budget, which primarily reflects an increase in Federal Grant Funds, the addition of a NY Alert enterprise fund, and an increase in Disaster Assistance appropriation authority.

Major budget actions include:

  • Support for Empire Shield: The 2009-10 Executive Budget includes approximately $16 million to support the National Guard for the Empire Shield mission in the New York City metro area. Since 2008-09, Empire Shield has been headquartered at Fort Hamilton. These are random missions with flexible threat-based, rapid response units. Support for this initiative is appropriated within the All State Agencies/All Funds Homeland Security Miscellaneous appropriation.
  • Funding for NY Alert emergency notification system: The 2009-10 Executive Budget recommends that $4.6 million be made available to the State Emergency Management Office to continue development of the New York Alert emergency notification system. In addition, a new $50 million Enterprise Fund will be established to permit this system to be offered for use by other entities across the Northeast. Rapid emergency alert capabilities are currently offered to all State University of New York campuses. Public schools and citizens throughout the State also have access to utilize this state-of-the-art emergency notification system.

The Division’s Aid to Localities budget of $412 million in new State and Federal disaster assistance appropriations is available to provide support in the event of future disasters. Appropriations are also provided for annual Federal grants and to expend fees collected from nuclear power plant operators for local radiological emergency preparedness planning.

2009-10 Executive Budget — Agency Presentation
Military and Naval Affairs, Division of (PDF)