Emergency Management Performance Grants

 

The FY 2019 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG) is set against the backdrop of a year in which the United States faced numerous and unprecedented homeland security challenges. These included the three major hurricanes that devastated parts of Texas, Florida, and much of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as massive wildfires across the State of California. In addition to these natural disasters, the Nation also responded to multiple incidents as part of the evolving threat landscape, including witnessing the first known terrorist attack executed against mass transportation on our soil; cyberattacks against critical port infrastructure; and mass casualty events involving both vehicles and active shooters. The National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) defines what it means to be prepared for such diverse and complicated events. The National Preparedness System is the instrument the Nation employs to build, sustain, and deliver the core capabilities needed to achieve the goal of a more secure and resilient Nation. The development and sustainment of these core capabilities is not exclusive to any single level of government or organization, but rather requires the combined effort of the whole community. To that end, the FY 2019 EMPG represents one part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the EMPG supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience. The purpose of EMPG is to provide Federal funds to states to assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by Section 662 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (6 U.S.C. ? 762) and the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. ?? 5121 et seq.). Title VI of the Stafford Act authorizes DHS/FEMA 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 all hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the Federal Government, states, and their political subdivisions. The Federal Government, through EMPG, provides direction, coordination, and guidance, and provides necessary assistance, as authorized in this title, to support a comprehensive all-hazards emergency preparedness system. The FY 2019 EMPG will provide Federal funds to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies to obtain the resources required to support implementation of the National Preparedness System and the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.042
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 In FY 2016, DHS provides $350,100,000 to enhance the ability of state, local, tribal , and territorial governments to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from potential terrorist acts and other hazards. In FY 2016, DHS provided $350,100,000 to enhance the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from potential terrorist acts and other hazards.
Fiscal Year 2017 The FY 2017 EMPG provided Federal funds to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies to obtain the resources required to support implementation of the National Preparedness System and the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, EMPG supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.
Fiscal Year 2019 The FY 2019 EMPG will provide Federal funds to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies to obtain the resources required to support implementation of the National Preparedness System and the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation.
Authorization
Public Law Section 662 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA), as amended, (Pub. L. No. 109-295) (6 U.S.C. § 762); the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (Pub. L. No. 93-288) (42 U.S.C. §§ 5121 et seq.); the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended (Pub. L. No. 95-124) (42 U.S.C. §§ 7701 et seq.); and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended (Pub. L. No. 90448) (42 U.S.C. §§ 4001 et seq.).-
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals), U.S. Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals) All 56 States and territories, as well as the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, (collectively "state or territory"), are eligible to apply for FY 2019 EMPG funds. Either the SAA or the State's EMA is eligible to apply for EMPG funds. Either the SAA or the EMA is eligible to apply directly to FEMA for EMPG funds on behalf of each state or territory. However, only one application will be accepted from each state or territory.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Funding under this program is ultimately used by emergency management organizations and programs of States, the District of Columbia, territories and possessions of the Unites States, local, and Indian Tribal governments.
Credentials/Documentation
All EMPG applicants are encouraged to use the templates provided in the Preparedness Grants Manual to submit a required Work Plan that outlines the state's emergency management sustainment and enhancement efforts, including new and ongoing activities and projects, proposed for the EMPG period of performance. The Work Plan consists of a Program and Budget Narrative, Personnel Data Table, Training Data Table, Exercise Data Table, and Grant Activities Outline. This document is also located in the Related Documents tab of the Grants.gov EMPG posting. EMPG Regional Program Managers will work closely with States to monitor Work Plans during the performance period and may request further documentation from the recipients to clarify the projected work plan. In addition, EMPG Regional Program Managers must approve final Work Plans before States may draw down EMPG Program funds. Grant funds will be released on a rolling basis upon approval of the State's final Work Plan. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the FY2019 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). As application submission is a two-step process, the applicant with the AOR role who submitted the application in Grants.gov will receive an acknowledgement of receipt, a tracking number (GRANTXXXXXXXX) from Grants.gov, and an Agency Tracking Number (EMX-2019-XX- XXXX) with the successful transmission of their initial application. This notification does not serve as proof of timely submission, as the application is not complete until it is submitted in ND Grants. All applications must be received in ND Grants by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on May 29, 2019. Proof of timely submission is automatically recorded by ND Grants. An electronic date/time stamp is generated within the system when the application is successfully received by ND Grants. Additionally, the applicant(s) listed as contacts on the application will receive a system-generated email to confirm receipt.
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS/FEMA program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to award being issued.
Deadlines
April 12, 2019 to May 29, 2019 April 12, 2019 to May 29, 2019 April 12, 2019 to May 29, 2019 Application Start Date: April 12, 2019 Application Submission Deadline Date: May 29, 2019 at 05:00 PM ET Anticipated Funding Selection Date: On-going from April 12, 2019 to August 2, 2019 Anticipated Award Date: No later than September , 30, 2019 Application Start Date: May 29, 2019 Application Submission Deadline Date: June 20, 2019 at 05:00 PM EDT Anticipated Funding Selection Date: On-going from August 2, 2019 to Anticipated Award Date: September 30, 2019
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to FY 2019 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
A new application is required for each Federal fiscal year.
How are proposals selected?
All Work Plans will require final approval by the corresponding FEMA Regional Office. Grantees who have not submitted their Work Plan as part of their application will not be issued an award until such Work Plan is received, reviewed, and approved by the appropriate FEMA Regional Office. Grantees will be notified by their EMPG Regional Program Manager should any component of the EMPG Program application require additional information. For more information, refer to the FY2019 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
How may assistance be used?
DHS grant funds may only be used for the purpose set forth in the grant, and must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: EMPG recipients will be monitored programmatically and financially biannually and as needed by DHS/FEMA staff to ensure that activities, project goals, objectives, performance requirements, timelines, milestone completion, budgets, and other related program criteria are being met. Monitoring may be accomplished through either a desk-based review, onsite monitoring visits, or both. Monitoring will involve the review and analysis of the financial, programmatic, performance, compliance and administrative processes, policies, activities, and other attributes of each Federal assistance award and will identify areas where technical assistance, corrective actions, and other support that may be needed. As part of its grant oversight responsibility, DHS/FEMA is conducting a series of grant effectiveness case studies jointly with grant recipients to highlight how states and urban areas have used Federal grants to improve preparedness. The purpose of the project is to better understand the factors that jurisdictions consider when determining which grant projects to fund, as well as document key findings and success stories that will help both grant recipients and DHS/FEMA more effectively communicate the importance of Federal grant programs to policymakers and the public. Although not mandatory, grantees are encouraged to participate given the mutual benefits to be gained from this collaborative effort.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 Public Law 110-329

Matching is voluntary. In FY 2019, the Federal share of the cost of an activity carried out using funds made available under the program shall not exceed 50 percent of the total budget. State cost match (cash or in-kind) requirement, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207, specifically, Title VI, sections 611(j) and 613. Unless otherwise authorized by law, Federal funds cannot be matched with other Federal funds. FEMA administers cost matching requirements in accordance with 44 CFR §13.24 which is located at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_07/44cfrv1_07.htmlor 2 CFR §215.23 which is located at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_07/2cfrv1_07.html. To meet matching requirements, the grantee contributions must be reasonable, allowable, allocable, and necessary under the grant program and must comply with all Federal requirements and regulations. In accordance with 48 U.S.C. 1469a, match requirements are waived for the insular areas: the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Island, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of performance is 36 months. Extensions to the period of performance are allowed. For additional information on period of performance extensions, please refer to the Preparedness Grants Manual. DHS/FEMA anticipates the overall period of performance for awards issued under this NOFO will be up to 84 months, encompassing five program years. DHS/FEMA anticipates that it will fund a program year every twelve months, and that the period of performance for the funds provided in each program year will be three years. The funds provided under this announcement will be for the first program year, which will have a three-year period of performance. Annual funding for program years two through five is not currently available and will only be provided subject to the availability of funds. Should funding become available for additional program years, applicants will be required to submit an application and proposed budget for approval by DHS/FEMA before any additional funds are awarded.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
DHS/FEMA Regional Offices also may provide fiscal support, including pre- and postaward administration and technical assistance such as conducting cash analysis, financial monitoring, and audit resolution to the grant programs included in this solicitation. GPD will provide programmatic support and technical assistance. A list of contacts in FEMA Regions is available online at https://www.fema.gov/fema-regional-contacts .
Headquarters Office
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
400 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20523 US
askcsid@dhs.gov
Phone: 18003686498
Website Address
http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/index.shtm
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0519-0-1-999
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 18$350,099,998.00; FY 19 est $350,100,000.00; FY 20 est $350,100,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
FY2019 Emergency Management Performance Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement (EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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