To support and enhance Texas preparedness for any emergency by managing a comprehensive planning, training and exercise program and by developing products and communication that support the emergency management community.


TDEM administers a statewide emergency management all-hazards preparedness program focused on emergency preparedness planning, training and exercise. Following are links to program-specific resources and information for emergency managers and other stakeholders.

Local Resources

State of Texas Emergency Management Plan



Technological Hazards and Hazardous Materials

TDEM manages the federally funded Emergency Management Performance Grant Program for Texas. This program provides grant funding to eligible stakeholders to help improve their emergency performance capabilities.

For more information on emergency management in Texas in general, see TDEM’s Texas Emergency Management Executive Guide. For current information on Preparedness planning, training, exercises, as well as other timely information, consider subscribing to our monthly Preparedness Update.

Elisa DeLeon
Administrative Associate
(512) 460-7918