The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program is one of the grant programs that constitute DHS/FEMA's focus on all-hazards emergency preparedness, including the evolving threats and risks associated with climate change. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS. Among the goals noted in the DHS Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2020-2024, the EMPG Program supports the goal to Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience.
The 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan outlines a bold vision and three ambitious goals designed to address key challenges the agency faces during a pivotal moment in the field of emergency management. Wide-ranging and long-term, the goals defined in the plan respond to the changing landscape in which we find ourselves. The goals to meet this challenge are:
Allowable costs include:
FY23 key changes: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance/fy-23-key-changes
More information can be found in Appendix H of the 2023 Preparedness Manual at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance/fy-22-appendix-h
The FY21 allocation to the State of Alaska was $3,130,109.
The FY22 allocation to the State of Alaska was $3,569,365
Funds may not be used for: (1) Expenditures for weapons systems and ammunition; (2) Costs to support the hiring of sworn public safety officers for the purposes of fulfilling traditional public safety duties or to supplant traditional public safety positions and responsibilities; or (3) Activities and projects unrelated to the completion and implementation of the EMPG Program
DHS&EM is to submit an application to FEMA by May 18, 2023. Local applications were due by August 15, 2023.
The FY23 allocation to the State of Alaska is $3,126,369. Grants are awarded directly to the State. Funds are then allocated to emergency management agencies and local jurisdictions. A list of state allocations for 2023 is available in the program guidance at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance/fy-23-nofo. Cost sharing/matching of at least 50% is required. Project periods will extend up to 36-months. Anticipated funding selection date is no later than July 21, 2023.