What is EMPG?
The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. The EMPG program is essential for the building and sustainment of critical capabilities for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation across the country.
The purpose of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program is to provide Federal funds to states to assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards. The EMPG Program supports a comprehensive, all-hazard emergency preparedness system by building and sustaining the core capabilities contained in the Goal.
The FY 2021 EMPG program funds support investments that improve the ability of jurisdictions to:
- Prevent a threatened or an actual act of terrorism;
- Protect our citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards;
- Mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters;
- Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident; and/or
- Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.
In Texas, the Texas Division of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating state and federal resources to assist local government in response and relief activities in the event of an emergency or disaster.
EMPG Grant Guide
TDEM will be launch our FY 2021 EMPG grant within the Grant Management System (GMS), you must be registered to apply. You can find all the registration information at grants.tdem.texas.gov.
TDEM is the only eligible entity eligible to apply to FEMA for EMPG funds. Funds are then distributed to tribal, county, and city emergency management agencies across the state.
Tribal, county and city emergency management programs are to apply to the State of Texas via GMS system by February 26, 2021 11:59pm to be included in the state application. You must register in grants.tdem.texas.gov.
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) focuses on planning, operations, equipment acquisitions, training, exercises, construction, and renovation to enhance and sustain all-hazards core capabilities at the state, local, and tribal level.
When funds become available to the States, funds can then be allocated to local jurisdictions with a cost share/match of 50% is required.
Lisa Resendez, Unit Chief
Phone: (512) 424-7511