Total Funding Available in FY 2010: $329.8 Million
Purpose: The purpose of the FY 2010 Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) is to assist state and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities.
Applicants: 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 2010 EMPG funds. Either the State Administrative Agency (SAA) or the state’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are eligible to apply directly to FEMA for EMPG funds on behalf of state and local emergency management agencies, however only one application will be accepted from each state or territory.
Program Awards: The allocation methodology for FY 2010 EMPG dictates that all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will 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) will receive a base amount of 0.25 percent of the total available grant funding. The balance of EMPG funds will be distributed on a population-share 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.
EMPG has a 50 percent federal and 50 percent state cost share, cash or in-kind match requirement.