Emergency Management Performance Grants Program (EMPG) is the pre-eminent grant offered by the federal government through TEMA. This grant supports a full-time emergency manager or additional staff. The grant is an excellent means of improving the local program since it requires the jurisdiction to establish a goal and set objectives to reach it. There are quarterly reports to discuss methodology and success. This funding program supports all areas of non-disaster objectives such as planning, preparedness, and response ability. This grant greatly enhances the jurisdiction's ability to provide emergency response and recovery at all levels. This program has a cost share of 50% federal and 50% state or local. Currently there are 71 counties statewide participating in this program. The funding also supports the operation of the 24-hour State Emergency Operations Center.
For questions regarding this program, please contact your regional TEMA office.