Palatine is getting $28,000 in grants from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to help with disaster preparation and response in the community.
The funds are part of $4 million in grants awarded by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to various city and county emergency management agencies throughout the state.
Palatine is one of only 22 municipalities to get the federal funds.
To be eligible for the funds, a municipality must have an accredited emergency management program.
“These funds allow us to continue to meet our obligation to the community to be prepared for any emergency or disaster,” said tom Smith, Palatine’s Emergency Management Coordinator. “Although the funds are only a portion of our emergency management budget, they help offset expenses during these tough economic times.”