FEMA FY2020 Emergency Management Performance
Grant Program Supplemental Funding
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA are announcing the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity and Final Allocations for the $100 million in supplemental funding made available to the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Topline messaging includes:
* The EMPG Supplemental, (or EMPG-S), program is authorized by CARES Act, Div. B (Pub. L. No. 116-136) and the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Pub. L. No. 93-288. Under the EMPG Program FEMA is authorized to make grants for the purpose of providing a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States from hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the federal government and the states and their political subdivisions. Under EMPG, grants are awarded to the 56 states and territories. The states and territories make subawards to local and tribal governments.
* The FY 2020 EMPG-S program assists states, local governments, tribes and territories with their public health and emergency management activities supporting the prevention of, preparation for and response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. Through this funding opportunity, FEMA will award funding to support planning and operational readiness for COVID-19 preparedness and response, as well as the development of tools and strategies for prevention, preparedness, and response, and ensure ongoing communication and coordination among federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partners throughout the response.
* Funding awarded under the EMPG-S program is separate and distinct from any funding that will be awarded under the FY 2020 EMPG Program NOFO published on Feb. 14, 2020.
* The attached Information Bulletin and Fact Sheet provide further details as well as final allocations for the 56 states and territories.