The Department of Homeland Security provides various grant programs to assist state and local governments to sustain and enhance all-hazards emergency management capabilities. Emergency management must be able to coordinate in the context of natural and man-made hazards, as well as technological events, that threaten the security of the homeland and the safety and well-being of citizens. An all-hazards approach to preparedness, including the development of a comprehensive program of planning, training, and exercises, sets the stage for an effective and consistent response to any threatened or actual disaster or emergency, regardless of the cause.
HSEM administers and manages these programs for the state and works with the eligible jurisdictions and organizations to monitor and implement these grants according to federal regulations and requirements.
Please contact the HSEM Regional Program Coordinators for questions regarding grant eligibility & policies including allocations, awards, eligible equipment, training, & projects, etc.
For grant processing questions (status of grant award agreements, payments, reimbursements, balances, etc.) contact: Sherrill Neudahl 651-201-7421
Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
The EMPG program provides resources to assist state and local governments to sustain and enhance all-hazards emergency management capabilities. States have the opportunity to use EMPG funds to further strengthen their ability to support emergency management activities while simultaneously addressing issues of national concern as identified in the National Priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines. EMPG has a 50 percent federal and 50 percent state cost-share cash or in-kind match requirement.