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EMPG Summary

The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The EMPG program provides assistance to support a comprehensive all hazards preparedness system. It is designed to assist in the development and sustainment of emergency management capabilities across the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas.

HSEMD serves as Iowa’s designated state administrative agency and the state’s emergency management agency (EMA). HSEMD receives Iowa’s designated allocation upon successful application approval. The state is not required to pass through any funding to localities. The distribution of EMPG funds from the state to localities is at the discretion of the state EMA.

There is a required match for EMPG. The federal share that is used toward the EMPG Program budget may not exceed 50 percent of the total budget.

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Application Status

The 2023 EMPG application period is OPEN.

The deadline for submitting a Notice of Interest is Monday, April 22, 2024.

The deadline for submission of the application is Friday, May 31, 2024.

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