The Emergency Management Performance Grant Program plays an important role in providing necessary direction, coordination, and guidance, and provides necessary assistance, as authorized in this title so that a comprehensive emergency preparedness system exists for all hazards.
Fiscal Year 2011 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program
Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011: $329,140,400
The purpose of the EMPG Program is to provide federal grants to states to assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. §§ 5121 et seq.) and Section 662 of the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, as amended (6 U.S.C. § 762). Title VI of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA to make grants for the purpose of providing a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States from hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the federal government and the states and their political subdivisions. The Federal Government, through the EMPG Program, provides necessary direction, coordination, and guidance, and provides necessary assistance, as authorized in this title, to support a comprehensive all hazards emergency preparedness system.
The SAA or the state’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for EMPG Program funds on behalf of state and local emergency management agencies, however only one application will be accepted from each state or territory. All 56 states and territories, as well as the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia, are eligible to apply for FY 2011 EMPG Program funds.
FY 2011 EMPG Program allocation methodology dictates that all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will receive a base amount of 0.75 percent (.75%) of the total available grant funding. Four territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) will receive a base amount of 0.25 percent (.25%) of the total available grant funding. The balance of EMPG Program funds will be distributed on a population-match basis. Pursuant to Article X of the Federal Programs and Services Agreement of the Compact of Free Association authorized by Public Law 108-188, funds are available for the Federated States of Micronesia, and for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
- FY 2011 EMPG Program Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 512KB, TXT 69KB)
- FY 2011 EMPG Program Award Administration Information (PDF 340KB, TXT 56KB)
- FY 2011 EMPG Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 51KB, TXT 6KB)
- FY 2011 EMPG Program Fact Sheet (PDF 85KB, TXT 4KB)
- FY 2011 EMPG Program Work Plan Template (PDF 32KB, TXT 13KB)