The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities require the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government. The EMPG Program's allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas.
Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016: $350,100,000
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 (the Stafford 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.
All 56 States and territories, as well as the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, are eligible for FY 2016 EMPG Program funds. Either the State Administrative Agency (SAA) or the state’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) applies directly to FEMA for EMPG Program funds on behalf of each state or territory, however, only one application is accepted from each state or territory.
The FY 2016 EMPG Program funds are allocated in compliance with Section 662 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, as amended (6 U.S.C. § 762). All 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico receive a base amount of 0.75 percent of the total available grant funding. Four territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) receive a base amount of 0.25 percent of the total available grant funding. The balance of EMPG Program funds is distributed on a population-share basis. Pursuant to Title II of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-188), funds are also available for the Federated States of Micronesia and for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
You may access the FY 2016 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity and the following ancillary documents that provide additional information and resources on the program.
- FY 2016 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity
- FY 2016 EMPG Program Fact Sheet
- FY 2016 EMPG Program Work Plan Template
- FY 2016 EMPG Program Key Changes
- FY 2016 EMPG Program Frequently Asked Questions