On Monday, the County Board’s Public Safety Committee recommended approval of the grant request to the Wisconsin Emergency Management office.
The funds come from the federal Department of Homeland Security, county Emergency Management Coordinator Rob Schmid said.
The grant would pay for a contractor to design the two exercise scenarios and prepare the required follow-up reports, Schmid said.
One exercise would be an in-house management response, he said, the other would be an outdoor emergency response training session.
The county should hear if it will get the grant this spring, Schmid said, and would have 18 months to conduct the exercises.