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As a result of the severe weather experienced on November 5, 2017, the Small Business Association's (SBA) Economic Injury Loan Program has been made available in Cuyahoga County. Through this Program, loans are available to small businesses, small agriculture cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations. Loan applications are due to the SBA by October 16, 2018.


Please find the attached news release concerning the U.S. Small Business Administration's reminder for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations that May 11 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Ohio as a result of the frost and freeze on May 7-15, 2017.

Emergency Notification
Tell Us What You ThinkFinal Cuyahoga County All-Hazards Mitigation Plan 2017-2022: FEMA Approved, Pending Local Adoption

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM) is proud to present to the public the FEMA approved, pending local adoption, 2017-2022 version of the Cuyahoga County All-Hazards Mitigation Plan (AHMP).  We want to extend a big THANK YOU to the stakeholders and communities that provided input and participation throughout the planning process.  Through collaboration, CCOEM makes strides every day to continue our mission to protect lives, property, and the economy of Cuyahoga County through preparedness, planning, and effective response to natural and man-made catastrophes, and emergencies.  The final chapter of the 2017 update will conclude with the formal adoption of the plan by every community within Cuyahoga County.  To the citizens, communities, first responders, and organizations that we serve, we thank you!

2017 Cuyahoga County All-Hazards Mitigation Plan

2017 Cuyahoga Capability Assessment Appendix
2017 Cuyahoga Mitigation Actions Appendix
2017 Cuyahoga Risk Evaluation Appendix

Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Completed

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM) has become the first county Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in Ohio, and the 26th local EMA in the nation, to achieve accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

“Accreditation demonstrates that Cuyahoga County continues to make public safety a priority," said George Taylor, Cuyahoga County Director of Public Safety and Justice Services.  "The Office of Emergency Management has devoted significant time and energy to ensuring that public safety agencies throughout the county are prepared for disaster or emergency. We are proud to be the first county-level emergency management agency in Ohio to be accredited."  
The two-year process required CCOEM to comply fully with 64 separate performance standards that cover all aspects of emergency management including planning, training, communications, operations, and administration. The capstone of the process was a week-long assessment visit by a team of EMAP assessors who painstakingly evaluated all aspects of the county's emergency management program. 

“Having gone through the EMAP accreditation process here at Ohio EMA, we recognize the significant effort it takes, as well as the tremendous benefits of going through this process," said Sima Merick, Executive Director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. This is a fantastic accomplishment and a testament to the work Cuyahoga County’s emergency managers do each and every day. 

Barb Graff, Director of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Chair of the EMAP Commission, added that accreditation demonstrates a community's "commitment and desire to prove to their communities that their safety is the priority."

Accreditation is valid for five years. CCOEM must maintain compliance with EMAP standards and be reassessed in 2020 to maintain accredited status. 


CCOEM staff with County Executive Armond Budish