Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is designed to assist in the development, maintenance, and improvement of state and local emergency management capabilities. It provides support to state and local governments to achieve measurable results in key functional areas of emergency management. The distribution of funds from states to localities is at the discretion of each state’s EMPG administering agency, typically the state emergency management agency or office. Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) is the administering agency in Iowa for EMPG funding.
Scope of Work
EMPG funds are used for emergency management personnel costs, travel, training, supplies, and other routine expenditures for emergency management activities. Funds for the program may also be used for consequence management preparedness projects and programs that develop and improve the capabilities of states and localities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorist incidents. States may use the funds provided through EMPG to structure their individual emergency management programs based on identified needs and priorities for strengthening emergency management capabilities. States may also use EMPG funds to develop intrastate emergency management systems that encourage partnership building among government, business, and volunteer and community organizations.
EMPG has a 50 percent federal and 50 percent state cost share, cash or in-kind match requirement. States are not required to pass through any funding to localities.
For more information about the Emergency Management Performance Grant program, contact us.