Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Division ofskip breadcrumbs
Agency Web Site: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) is dedicated to the protection of the State's citizens, communities, resources, economy, and infrastructure from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other emergencies. DHSES is comprised of the Office of Counter-Terrorism, the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications.
The Executive Budget recommends more than $1 billion in support for the Division ($158.5 million in the General Fund; $635.5 million in Special Revenue - Federal Funds; $123.7 million in Special Revenue - Other Funds; $137 million in Capital Funds; and $2 million in Other Funds). Funding levels fall dramatically from SFY 2014, reflecting the elimination of appropriations made last year in support of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. All appropriations for the recovery effort have been reappropriated, and spending from these appropriations is expected to continue for several years.
The Executive Budget makes several new investments to improve the State's readiness for future disasters, including $15 million to develop a College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity within the State University of New York. In addition, $15 million will be available for a state-of-the-art weather detection system, $2.5 million for equipping gas stations with back-up power, $10 million for expanding the State's strategic fuel reserve, $3 million for preparing citizens for emergencies, and $75 million for developing interoperable public safety communications. With these actions, New York is building a world-class emergency management and response network. These initiatives will be funded through a combination of Federal funding, State funding, and public authority funding.
The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 413 FTEs for the Division, an increase of 17 FTEs from SFY 2014, all of which relate to an increased fire safety inspection role on behalf of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
|Aid To Localities||13,703,751,000||853,751,000||(12,850,000,000)||15,185,301,000|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||29||29||0|
|Special Revenue Funds - Federal||20||20||0|
|Special Revenue Funds - Federal||62||62||0|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||21||21||0|
|Fire Prevention and Control|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||137||154||17|
|Homeland Security Program|
|Special Revenue Funds - Federal||47||47||0|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||9||9||0|
Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014