What are we measuring?
As a condition of receiving Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) funding, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) requires the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) along with other local emergency management agencies to enter into an annual partnership agreement referred to as the Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA).
As part of the PPA, AFCEMA agrees to meet the requirements outlined in the Georgia Emergency Management Act of 1981, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Guidance for EMPG Funding, and reporting and other funding outlined by the Director of GEMA/Office of Homeland Security. In return, GEMA agrees to provide resources and, when available, funding support to AFCEMA during times of disaster and in the performance of planning, training, and other administrative duties at other times.
This measure tracks AFCEMA's success in meeting the annual requirements of the PPA.
Why are we measuring it?
The Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA) provides an important means for AFCEMA to receive funding and other assistance from the state and federal governments through GEMA. By maintaining adherence to the terms of the agreement, Fulton County is better able to respond to major emergencies and disasters.