The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is a yearly federal grant program from FEMA that provides funding assistance to states for eligible emergency management costs.The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) serves as the State Administrative Agent (SAA) and is the State’s eligible applicant for EMPG funds.
Yearly, DEMHS compiles an EMPG Workplan that details the use of EMPG funds to meet annual and long term goals and objectives. The state allocates a percentage of the total federal allocation to local municipalities for eligible costs. The EMPG State and Local Assistance (SLA) program provides funding through a matching reimbursement program to communities for eligible personnel, training, equipment and operational expenses related to their emergency management program. Additional program guidance and information is available on the pages in this section.