Annual EMPG Sub-Grant Application

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Sub-grant Information

Purpose of EMPG

The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program provides federal funding to assist states, tribes, and local governments with all-hazards emergency preparedness. The EMPG funds are allocated by the Department of Homeland Security to participating states on a population-share basis. Participating states then distribute these funds for reimbursement of applicable state, Tribal and local emergency management program expenses.

The EMPG funds are used to implement the National Preparedness System and to support the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. To that end, program objectives include closing capability gaps that are identified in the state’s most recent Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) and building or sustaining those capabilities that are identified as a high priority through the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)/SPR process. The EMPG allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas described in the National Preparedness Goal.


  • No later than March 31, 2023 – Subrecipient Risk Assessments completed by DSHEM staff
  • April 3, 2023; Release of EMPG 2023 State Funding Announcement and Allocation Methodology, and Application
  • April 10, 2023; EMPG 2023 State Funding Announcement and Allocation Methodology and Application posted on the DHSEM website
  • April 14, 2023 – Subrecipient Risk Assessment results distributed to subrecipients
  • April 17, 2023; Application Webinar at 3:00 pm (to be recorded and posted)
  • April 21, 2023; Question submittal deadline to DHSEM
  • April 28, 2023; DHSEM response to questions released
  • April 29, 2023; Local Jurisdiction IPP Multi-year Schedule submittal deadline to DHSEM
  • June 5, 2023; Applications due to the State
  • June 6 – 13, 2023; DHSEM Review of applications and Request for Information (RFI) process
  • June 15, 2023; EMPG Application Review Committee
  • June 22, 2023; EMPG Application Review Committee’s Recommendation for Allocations submitted to the Cabinet Secretary or designee
  • June 30, 2023; Anticipated award and denial letters sent to applicants
  • July 28, 2023; Anticipated date for Sub-grants to be awarded to applicants (Sub-grants will be sent only after FEMA awards the grant to State) 

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View and Download Documents

Current Fiscal Year Cost Allocation for EMPG

2023 EMPG Sub-Grant Orientation - Webinar

2023 EMPG SHSGP and NSGP Sub-Grant Orientation Presentation

2023 EMPG Funding Announcement and Allocation Methodology

2023 EMPG Application/Work Plan

2023 Federal NOFO

2023 Preparedness Grants Manual

2023 EMPG Webinar

The EMPG Webinar will be held on April 17, 2023 .

To join the 2023 EMPG Application Webinar Zoom Meeting use the information below:

Meeting ID: 832 9899 8316

Passcode: 828826

For audio-only dial 720 707 2699

If you have any questions regarding the EMPG Sub-grant Application or the webinar please contact: