The purpose of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program is to provide Federal funds to assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 provides $100 million in additional funding to states.
In Alabama, the Alabama Emergency Management (AEM) 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.
None is available.
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.
AEM is the only eligible entity eligible to apply to FEMA for EMPG funds. Funds are then allocated to county emergency management agencies and local municipalities in Alabama.
For information regarding local deadlines, contact your county or municipal emergency management coordinator.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation to the state of Alabama is $1,636,633. Grants are awarded directly to the State. Funds are then allocated to emergency management agencies and local jurisdictions.