The purpose of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program is to provide Federal funds to states to assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards. The EMPG Program supports a comprehensive, all-hazard emergency preparedness system by building and sustaining the core capabilities contained in the Goal.
In developing applications for the FY 2021 EMPG program, recipients should consider funding projects that address areas for improvement as they relate to emergency management capabilities, including: (1) Logistics & Distribution Management Planning; (2) Evacuation Plan/Annex; (3) Disaster Financial Management; (4) Catastrophic Disaster Housing; and (5) Resilient Communications.
?In Washington, the Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division is responsible for coordinating state and federal resources to assist local government in response and relief activities in the event of an emergency or disaster.
The FY20 allocation to the state of Washington was $7,550,758.
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.