Preparedness Grants

Preparedness grants support our citizens and first responders to ensure we work together as a nation to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate terrorism and other high-consequence disasters and emergencies.

Available Grants

Use the dropdown list below to filter grant programs by audience (who is eligible for the grant).

Or explore the full list to learn about all of the grant funding programs available to support preparedness at the state, local, tribal and territorial levels.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFGP) funds critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies and support community resilience. This program is comprised of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grants and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants.
The Emergency Management Baseline Assessment Grant (EMBAG) program provides non-disaster funding to support developing, maintaining, and revising voluntary national-level standards and peer-review assessment processes for emergency management and using these standards and processes to assess state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management programs and professionals.
The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) provides state, local, tribal and territorial emergency management agencies with the resources required for implementation of the National Preparedness System and works toward the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.

Resources for Grant Recipients

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Preparedness Grants Manual

Recipients should refer to the Preparedness Grants Manual for guidance on:

  • Policies and procedures
  • Program-specific information
  • Rules and regulations

FY 2023 Standard Terms and Conditions Fact Sheet

This fact sheet displays the FEMA standard terms and conditions for FY 2023. These standard terms and conditions apply to all non-disaster financial assistance awards funded in FY 2023.

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Informational Bulletins

Informational Bulletins contain administrative instructions and guidelines critical to supporting the effectiveness and efficient delivery of FEMA Grant Programs.

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If you have a project you are interested in funding, please contact your applicable State Administrative Agency (SAA) contact.

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About Preparedness Grants

Awarding Information

Since 2002, DHS has awarded more than $58 billion to grant recipients to prevent, protect against and respond to terrorist threats and other hazards to the nation.

On February 27, 2023, DHS released the Fiscal Year 2023 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight preparedness grant programs totaling over $2 billion, an increase of $360 million over FY 2022.

Award Allocations from these NOFOs are included in Information Bulletin No. 484.

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All FY 2023 preparedness grant Notices of Funding Opportunities can be found at Final submissions must be made through the non-disaster grants system.

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