Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) (Alaska)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management


    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:

    • Goal 1 - Instill Equity as a Foundation of Emergency Management
    • Goal 2 - Lead Whole of Community in Climate Resilience
    • Goal 3 - Promote and Sustain a Ready FEMA and Prepared Nation

    Allowable costs include:

    • Planning
    • Organization
    • Equipment
    • Training and Exercises
    • Travel
    • Construction and Renovation
    • Operational Overtime
    • Maintenance and Sustainment

    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


    History of Funding

    The FY21 allocation to the State of Alaska was $3,130,109.

    The FY22 allocation to the State of Alaska was $3,569,365

    Additional Information

    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


    Homeland Security Grants Administrator

    Homeland Security Grants Administrator
    P.O. Box 5750
    Fort Richardson, AK 99505-5750
    (907) 428-7000

  • Eligibility Details

    DHS&EM is the only eligible entity eligible to apply to FEMA for EMPG funds. Funds are then allocated to county emergency management agencies and local municipalities in Alaska.

    Deadline Details

    DHS&EM is to submit an application to FEMA by May 18, 2023. Local applications were due by August 15, 2023.

    Award Details

    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.

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