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Emergency Management Baseline Assessment Grant Program

Funding Totals

NOFOs & Documents

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 EMBAG transitioned to a competitive grant in FY 2020. Eligible applicants are nonprofits and institutes of higher education as defined by 2 C.F.R. § 200.1 that can demonstrate that they are qualified to develop, update, revise, and enhance national-level standards for emergency management and implement assessments against them for emergency management programs AND/OR emergency management professionals, according to questions defined in the most recent notice of funding opportunity.

The EMBAG program authorizing authority is Section 503(b)(2)(G) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, (6 U.S.C. 313(b)(2)(G).

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EMBAG Program Evaluation

FEMA evaluates the EMBAG program to better understand how national-level standards for emergency management influences preparedness capability.

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Recipients seeking guidance on policies and procedures for managing preparedness grants should reference this manual for program-specific information as well as overall guidance on rules and regulations.

Annual Funding Totals

FY 2021

Total funding available for fiscal year 2021: $825,000

FY 2020

Total funding available for fiscal year 2018: $825,000

NOFOs and Ancillary Documents

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Fiscal Year 2022
The FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity is available below, as well as on Grants.gov.

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Fiscal Year 2022 Emergency Management Baseline Assessment Grant (EMBAG) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)


May 20, 2022 - View NOFO File

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Fiscal Year 2021 Emergency Management Baseline Assessment Grant (EMBAG) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)


Apr 20, 2022 - Download File

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Fiscal Year 2020 Emergency Management Baseline Assessment Grant (EMBAG) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)


Mar 20, 2021 - Download File on Grants.gov