DHS/FEMA FY 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program

The purpose of the FY 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program is to make grants available to assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by Section 662 of the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (6 U.S.C. § 762) and the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 5121 et seq.).

The FY 2015 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity was released on March 25, 2015 by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)/FEMA, with an application deadline of April 24, 2015.

Title VI of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA to make grants for the purpose of providing a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States. Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility between the Federal government and state, local, tribal and territorial governments across the nation. Through the EMPG Program, the federal government provides coordination, guidance, and assistance to support a comprehensive emergency preparedness system to address all hazards.

The DHS FEMA webpage provides centralized access to the FY 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity along with the ancillary documents that provide additional information and resources on the program.

In FY 2015, the EMPG Program will provide $350,100,000 to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Stafford Act. This total funding amount includes $100,000 from the Disaster Relief Fund, which FEMA must make available to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands pursuant to Article X of the Federal Programs and Services Agreement of the Compact of Free Association Act.

The FY 2015 EMPG Program focuses on planning, operations, equipment acquisitions, training, exercises, construction, and renovation to enhance and sustain the all-hazards core capabilities of state, local, tribal and territorial governments. The period of performance for the EMPG Program is 24 months from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2016.

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http://web.archive.org/web/20170130030612/https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/103656

Publication Date: March 25, 2015

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