Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) - Texas Division of Emergency Management
01/31/19 11:59 PM CST
Grants to Texas local governments to improve emergency preparedness for all types of hazards. This program offers the direction, assistance, coordination, and guidance necessary to support a comprehensive emergency preparedness system. This program focuses on operations, planning, training, equipment acquisitions, construction, exercises, and renovation to enhance and sustain all-hazards core capabilities at the state, local, and tribal level.
The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program provides federal funding to assist states and local governments with all hazards emergency preparedness. EMPG funds are allocated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to participating states on a population-share basis. Participating states then distribute these funds for reimbursement of applicable state and local emergency management program expenses.
Applicants to the EMPG program are evaluated on current planning, training accomplishments and recent exercise activities. Only the highest-ranking applicants are considered for inclusion in the program. The number of jurisdictions accepted into the program depends on available program funding.
As a preparedness centric program, EMPG participants must maintain a certain level of preparedness activities. All cities and counties must carry out all-hazards preparedness activities to enhance their capability to mitigate potential hazards, respond to and recover from disasters. Key elements of emergency preparedness are comprehensive emergency planning, emergency training, and exercising.
State law requires each local emergency management program have an emergency management plan that they annually review and regularly update. Pursuant to Section 418.043 of the Texas Government Code, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has established planning standards for a local basic emergency management plan and 22 functional annexes.
Local planning document requirements are contained in the Local Emergency Planning Guide (TDEM-100). All new EMPG applicants must have an emergency management plan at the Advanced Level of planning preparedness as defined in the Preparedness Standards for Texas Emergency Management (TDEM-100). New applicants must attain the Advanced Level of planning preparedness by the end of the first year in the EMPG program.
For information about Emergency Planning training courses, see the RFP: http://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/CouncilsCommittees/EMPG/empgCurrentGuide.pdf#page=7
GrantWatch ID#: 141699
The FY2019 performance period from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
Reimbursement may not be paid for any Financial Reports submitted more than 60 days after the end of Fiscal Year 2018 (September 30, 2018).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Emergency Management Support Section Texas
Division of Emergency Management Texas Department of Public Safety
5805 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752-0229
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