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Agency Web Site: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) provides leadership, coordination and support for efforts to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, fires and emergencies.

Organization and Staffing

To carry out the agency’s mission, DHSES is organized as follows:

  • Office of Counter Terrorism;
  • Office of Emergency Management;
  • Office of Fire Prevention and Control;
  • Office of Interoperable Emergency Communications;
  • Office of Logistics, Stockpile and State Preparedness Training Center;
  • Office of Recovery Programs; and
  • Office of Administration and Finance.

DHSES has a central office in Albany, a satellite office in New York City, 10 stockpile locations, and regional offices in support of the five Emergency Management Regions statewide. In addition, the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) located in Oriskany and the Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls serve as key training facilities for first responders across the State.

Budget Highlights

The FY2020 Executive Budget recommends $1.57 billion in support for DHSES ($154.3 million in the General Fund; $1.3 billion in Special Revenue - Federal Funds; $127.2 million in Special Revenue - Other Funds; and $33 million in State Capital). The $3.6M increase in Special Revenue Funds - Other from FY2019 is attributed to a new $1 million fund for the Securing the Cities Program, which receives grants for the purposes of reducing the risk of deployment of radiological or nuclear weapons against major metropolitan areas in the United States, and additional Special Revenue – Other appropriation for the full annualization of prior year proposals and the transfer of contract management responsibilities from ITS for satellite services for emergency vehicles and offices. Capital programming includes $3.0 million to support preventative maintenance projects at DHSES training facilities, $25 million in new appropriations to support current grants awarded through the Office of Interoperable Emergency Communications, and $5.0 million for capital improvement projects at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany. All appropriations for the Superstorm Sandy recovery effort have been re-appropriated and spending is expected to continue for several years.

The Executive Budget includes new appropriations of $75 million to further develop interoperable public safety communications, a funding level equivalent to FY 2019.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 614 FTEs for DHSES, an increase of 9 from FY 2019 related to emergency services programs.

Program Highlights

Counter Terrorism

DHSES conducts annual Red Team exercises to test the security measures of businesses and facilities in each of the State’s 16 Counter Terrorism Zones. These exercises evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of the State’s suspicious activity reporting programs; partnerships between local and State law enforcement business owners, and the public; and the State’s overall counter terrorism posture.

In 2018, DHSES Office of Counter Terrorism successfully coordinated the efforts of over 430 personnel representing over 100 Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies across the state to conduct Red Team exercises. A total of 88 teams tested 1,031 locations to evaluate the effectiveness of New York State’s suspicious activity reporting programs and to enhance the relationship between law enforcement, private sector businesses, and the general public.

Cyber Incident Response Team

The Executive Budget continues to include funding to maintain a multi-agency team to assist non-Executive agencies, local governments, and public authorities in how to better protect their information technology assets, critical operating systems and data from cyber attacks, malware and ransomware.

State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC)

The SPTC is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary facility providing training to State, local, and Federal emergency first responders. It contains a variety of training venues for both scenario-based and classroom training, including the Cityscape complex, which is a critical component to the Advanced Active Shooter Scenario courses. The Swift Water Rescue Simulator, completed in May 2018, offers training to local emergency responders from across the State.

Field Operations Building at the Academy of Fire Sciences

The Executive Budget includes funding to construct a new 20,000 square foot Field Operations Building to be located on the training grounds at the Academy of Fire Sciences in Montour Falls, NY. The building will be multi-functional, including: increased classroom space for career and volunteer firefighters; storage space for fire apparatus, turnout gear and training equipment; shower and locker rooms for removal of contaminants; and washer/extractor for decontaminating turnout gear. Construction of the new Field Operations Building is underway and will improve and maximize the delivery of trainings to New York State’s first responders.

Transportation Security Training

DHSES conducts train-the-trainer programs and provide direct training to civilian airport employees focused on increasing security awareness and active shooter preparedness. The program will place emphasis on the importance of their role in reporting potential threats and responding appropriately during an emergency in order to protect themselves and the public.

Citizen Preparedness Corps Training

Training sessions led by the New York National Guard and the Red Cross, working with DHSES Emergency Management and Fire Prevention and Control experts, equip citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster in their community, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Over 277,000 citizens have been trained, and in-person and online trainings continue.

NY Responds

The implementation of this state-of-the-art online incident management system is ongoing. Planned enhancements include continued county and State use of the Mutualink interoperability platform during incidents.

Emergency Stockpiles

DHSES operates and maintains 10 strategically located stockpile facilities that house resources often needed in response to disasters and emergencies, including generators, light towers, water tankers, food, water, cots, blankets and other supplies. Through NY Responds, local governments can request and quickly obtain needed supplies and equipment.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2019
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
Change From
FY 2019
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
State Operations 77,956,000 81,556,000 3,600,000 177,241,000
Aid To Localities 1,455,351,000 1,453,751,000 (1,600,000) 16,426,756,000
Capital Projects 3,000,000 33,000,000 30,000,000 528,371,000
Total 1,536,307,000 1,568,307,000 32,000,000 17,132,368,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FY 2020
Estimated FTEs
03/31/20
FTE Change
Administration
Special Revenue Funds - Other 199 267 68
Counter Terrorism
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 51 46 (5)
Disaster Assistance
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 51 51 0
Emergency Management
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 62 8 (54)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 34 34 0
Fire Prevention and Control
Special Revenue Funds - Other 188 188 0
Interoperable Communications
Special Revenue Funds - Other 20 20 0
Total 605 614 9

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 1,000,000 1,000,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 35,411,000 35,411,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 41,545,000 45,145,000 3,600,000
Total 77,956,000 81,556,000 3,600,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Administration
Special Revenue Funds - Other 27,995,000 30,595,000 2,600,000
Disaster Assistance
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 23,086,000 23,086,000 0
Emergency Management
General Fund 1,000,000 1,000,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 9,025,000 9,025,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 8,912,000 9,912,000 1,000,000
Fire Prevention and Control
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 3,300,000 3,300,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 2,195,000 2,195,000 0
Interoperable Communications
Special Revenue Funds - Other 2,443,000 2,443,000 0
Total 77,956,000 81,556,000 3,600,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Emergency Management 1,000,000 0 0 0
Total 1,000,000 0 0 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Emergency Management 1,000,000 0 0 0
Total 1,000,000 0 0 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 30,595,000 2,600,000 23,366,000 4,133,000
Disaster Assistance 23,086,000 0 14,000,000 0
Emergency Management 18,937,000 1,000,000 11,319,000 1,917,000
Fire Prevention and Control 5,495,000 0 822,000 0
Interoperable Communications 2,443,000 0 1,843,000 0
Total 80,556,000 3,600,000 51,350,000 6,050,000
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Administration 7,229,000 (1,533,000)
Disaster Assistance 9,086,000 0
Emergency Management 7,618,000 (917,000)
Fire Prevention and Control 4,673,000 0
Interoperable Communications 600,000 0
Total 29,206,000 (2,450,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 154,900,000 153,300,000 (1,600,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,218,363,000 1,218,363,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 82,088,000 82,088,000 0
Total 1,455,351,000 1,453,751,000 (1,600,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Counter Terrorism
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 600,000,000 600,000,000 0
Disaster Assistance
General Fund 150,000,000 150,000,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 600,000,000 600,000,000 0
Emergency Management
General Fund 4,900,000 3,300,000 (1,600,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 18,363,000 18,363,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 3,000,000 3,000,000 0
Fire Prevention and Control
Special Revenue Funds - Other 4,088,000 4,088,000 0
Interoperable Communications
Special Revenue Funds - Other 75,000,000 75,000,000 0
Total 1,455,351,000 1,453,751,000 (1,600,000)

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change Reappropriations
FY 2020
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 0 0 0 14,887,000
Design and Construction Supervision
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 0 5,000,000 5,000,000 4,104,000
Disaster Assistance
NYS Storm Recovery 0 0 0 450,000,000
Interoperable Communications
Capital Projects Fund 0 0 0 25,524,000
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 0 25,000,000 25,000,000 27,863,000
Maintenance and Improvement of Existing Facilities
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 3,000,000 3,000,000 0 5,993,000
Total 3,000,000 33,000,000 30,000,000 528,371,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/15/2019

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