WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security and FEMA are announcing the funding notice for an additional $100 million in supplemental Emergency Management Performance Grant Program funds.
The money is available to all 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All applications must be submitted by April 28.
Through EMPG, states and territories can make subawards to their local and tribal governments. The funds are used to assist these governments in their public health and emergency management activities supporting prevention of and response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
To assist in streamlining this grant program and make funding available as quickly as possible, FEMA is not requiring a completed work plan be submitted with an application. Instead the required work plan will be due by July 30.
Funding for this supplemental, or EMPG-S, is separate and distinct from any funding that will be awarded under the Fiscal Year 2020 EMPG funding notice that was announce Feb. 14. Each state and territory receive a base allocation for EMPG-S. The remaining balance of funds will be appropriated on a population basis.
FEMA's mission is to help people before, during and after disasters.