Emergency Management Performance Grants

EMPG supports a comprehensive, all-hazards emergency preparedness system by building and sustaining the core capabilities contained in the Goal.

EMPG funding is used to support a whole community approach to strengthen a state?s or community?s emergency management program.

Examples of EMPG
funded activities include:

? Conducting risk assessments, assessing capabilities, identifying preparedness needs, and updating emergency plans;
? Designing and conducting exercises that engage the whole community of stakeholders to validate core capabilities;
? Conducting emergency management training; and
? Providing funding support for emergency management personnel.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

FEMA Regions may also provide fiscal support, including pre- and post-award administration and technical assistance, to the grant programs included in this solicitation.

For a list of contacts, please go to http://www.fema.gov/about/contact/regions.shtm.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Public Defense, Iowa Department Of $ 4,421,102   2012-10-012020-09-30
State Police, Michigan Department Of $ 8,975,530   2017-10-012019-09-30
Public Safety, Texas Department Of $ 20,667,921   2017-10-012019-09-30
Georgia Emergency Management Agency/homeland Security $ 9,273,265   2017-10-012019-09-30
Office Of Emergency Services $ 27,827,857   2017-10-012019-09-30
North Carolina Department Of Public Safety $ 9,173,848   2017-10-012019-09-30
Emergency Management Agency, Illinois $ 10,785,720   2017-10-012019-09-30
Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania $ 10,787,960   2017-10-012019-09-30
Homeland Security And Emergency Services, New York Division Of $ 15,278,109   2017-10-012019-09-30
Florida, State Of $ 16,001,622   2017-10-012019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 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 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. 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 2018: It is expected that funds will be allocated and appropriated to this program.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Grant funds may not be used for matching funds for other Federal grants/cooperative agreements, lobbying, or intervention in Federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings.

In addition, Federal funds may not be used to sue the Federal government or any other government entity.

Pre-award costs are allowable only with the written consent of DHS and if they are included in the award agreement.

Federal employees are prohibited from serving in any capacity (paid or unpaid) on any proposal submitted under this program.

Federal employees may not receive funds under this award.

EMPG Program grantees may only fund projects that were included in the FY 2017 Work Plan that was submitted to and approved by a FEMA Program Analyst.

For more information, please see the FY2017 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

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.

Grant funds may not be used for matching funds for other Federal grants/cooperative agreements, lobbying, or intervention in Federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings.

In addition, Federal funds may not be used to sue the Federal government or any other government entity.

Pre-award costs are allowable only with the written consent of DHS and if they are included in the award agreement.

Federal employees are prohibited from serving in any capacity (paid or unpaid) on any proposal submitted under this program.

Federal employees may not receive funds under this award.

EMPG Program grantees may only fund projects that were included in the FY 2017 Work Plan that was submitted to and approved by a FEMA Program Analyst.

For more information, please see the FY2017 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All 56 States and territories, as well as the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, are eligible to apply for FY 2017 EMPG Program funds.

Either the SAA or the State?s EMA are eligible to apply directly to FEMA for EMPG Program funds on behalf of State and local emergency management agencies, 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 Program applicants are encouraged to use the template to submit a required Work Plan that outlines the State?s emergency management sustainment and enhancement efforts, including new and ongoing projects, proposed for the FY 2017 EMPG Program 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. FEMA regional offices will work closely with States to monitor Work Plans during the performance period. In addition, FEMA regional offices 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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the FY2017 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Applying for FY 2017 EMPG Program funds requires a two-step process. Step 1: initial submission to determine eligibility and Step 2: full application. Applicants are encouraged to initiate Step 1 immediately after the NOFO is published but no later than June 2017. This involves submitting a complete Standard Form 424 to grants.gov Successful completion of this step is necessary for FEMA to determine eligibility of the applicant. Late submissions of Step 1 to grants.gov could result in applicants missing the application deadline in Step 2. Once FEMA has determined an applicant to be eligible, applicants can proceed to Step 2 which involves submitting the full application package via the Non Disaster (ND) Grants system. The submission deadline for the full application package is June 22, 2017.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS 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

Jun 02, 2017 to Jun 22, 2017 Application Start Date: 06/02/2017 Application Submission Deadline Date: 06/22/2017 at 05:00 PM EDT Anticipated Funding Selection Date: On-going form 06/2/2017 to 09/01/2017 Anticipated Award Date: 09/30/2017.

Authorization

The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31; Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA), Public Law 109-295, 6 U.S.C 762; Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 , Public Law 95-124, 42 U.S.C 7701; National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 , Public Law 90-448, 42 U.S.C 4001; Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act , Public Law 93-288, 42 U.S.C 5121.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to FY 2017 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Appeals

Other - Not Specified.

Renewals

A new application is required for each Federal fiscal year.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009, Public Law 110-329. Matching Requirements: In FY 2017, 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. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Period of Performance is 24 months. For more information, refer to the FY 2017 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Awards are subject to the Cash Management Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on project need.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

In addition to the Quarterly Performance Progress Reports, recipients are responsible for completing and submitting a BSIR biannually.

The BSIR is due within 30 days of the end of the reporting period.

The summer BSIR is due July 30 for the January 1 through June 30 reporting period, and the winter BSIR is due on January 30 for the July 1 through December 31 reporting period.

Updated obligations and expenditure information must be provided within the BSIR to show progress made toward meeting strategic goals and objectives as well as how expenditures support Planning, Organization, Equipment, Training and Exercise (POETE) activities.

Accordingly, reports should include project-level details by subrecipient to explain how expenditures support gaps identified in the recipient?s THIRA and SPR.

Federal Financial Report (FFR) ? required quarterly.

Obligations and expenditures must be reported on a quarterly basis through the FFR (SF-425).

A report must be submitted for every quarter of the period of performance, including partial calendar quarters, as well as for periods where no grant activity occurs.

Future awards and fund draw downs may be withheld if these reports are delinquent.

The final FFR is due 90 days after the end date of the performance period.

FFRs must be filed electronically through PARS.

Grant Close-Out Process.

Within 90 days after the end of the period of performance, or after a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) has been issued to close out a grant, whichever comes first, grantees must submit a final FFR and final progress report detailing all accomplishments throughout the period of performance.

After these reports have been reviewed and approved by FEMA, a close-out notice will be completed to close out the grant.

The notice will indicate the period of performance as closed, list any remaining funds that will be deobligated, and address the requirement of maintaining the grant records for three years from the date of the final FFR.

The grantee is responsible for returning any funds that have been drawn down but remain as unliquidated on grantee financial records.

For more information, please see the FY2016 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Recipients are responsible for providing updated performance reports to FEMA using a Microsoft Word (Word) document summary attached in ND Grants, and this must be done on a quarterly basis.

As explained in the Standardized Programmatic Reporting section below, the Quarterly Performance Progress Reports must be based on the approved EMPG Work Plan and are due no later than 30 days after the end of the quarter (i.e., on January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30).

Recipients must complete the summary of activities and submit it as an attachment to the ND Grants system.

Recipients are required to report quarterly on progress toward completing activities and projects approved in their EMPG Work Plans, how expenditures support maintenance and sustainment of core capabilities, and progress made toward implementing the National Preparedness System.

This includes reporting on the following information: ? List of completed training courses and exercises and the Training and Exercise Data Table (templates are available in Appendix C ? FY 2017 EMPG Work Plan). ? Percent completion of the Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) outlined in the FY 2017 EMPG Work Plan (templates are available in Appendix C ? FY 2017 EMPG Work Plan).

Federal Financial Report (FFR) ? required quarterly.

Obligations and expenditures must be reported on a quarterly basis through the FFR (SF-425).

A report must be submitted for every quarter of the period of performance, including partial calendar quarters, as well as for periods where no grant activity occurs.

Future awards and fund draw downs may be withheld if these reports are delinquent.

The final FFR is due 90 days after the end date of the performance period.

FFRs must be filed electronically through PARS.

Grant Close-Out Process.

Within 90 days after the end of the period of performance, or after a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) has been issued to close out a grant, whichever comes first, grantees must submit a final FFR and final progress report detailing all accomplishments throughout the period of performance.

After these reports have been reviewed and approved by FEMA, a close-out notice will be completed to close out the grant.

The notice will indicate the period of performance as closed, list any remaining funds that will be deobligated, and address the requirement of maintaining the grant records for three years from the date of the final FFR.

The grantee is responsible for returning any funds that have been drawn down but remain as unliquidated on grantee financial records.

For more information, please see the FY2017 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

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.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0519-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $350,100,100; FY 17 est $350,100,000; and FY 18 est $350,100,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For more information, refer to the FY2017 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

FY2017 Emergency Management Performance Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement (EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. FEMA Regions may also provide fiscal support, including pre- and post-award administration and technical assistance, to the grant programs included in this solicitation. For a list of contacts, please go to http://www.fema.gov/about/contact/regions.shtm.

Headquarters Office

Grant Programs Directorate DHS/FEMA 400 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3615 Phone: (1-800) 368-6498

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All Work Plans will require final approval by the corresponding FEMA Region. 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 FEMA Region. Grantees will be notified by their FEMA Regional Program Analyst should any component of the EMPG Program application require additional information. For more information, refer to the FY2017 EMPG Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).



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