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2018 Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)

Grants to Texas Local Governments to
Improve Emergency Preparedness

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) - Texas Division of Emergency Management

Deadline Date:

01/31/18 11:59 PM CST

Description:

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Grants to Texas local governments to improve emergency preparedness for all types of hazards. This program offers necessary coordination, direction, assistance, and guidance 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.

Purpose:

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.

Preparedness Activities:

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.

TDEM also offers the Emergency Planning course (G-235) several times a year, which presents planning concepts and methods and explains how to use the State Planning Standards and sample local planning documents.

Emergency management training provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and carry out an emergency program. It is desirable for elected officials, department and agency heads, and emergency management personnel to understand general emergency management concepts, pertinent laws, organizational arrangements, and operational concepts to achieve a basic level of preparedness with respect to emergency training.

TDEM offers a wide variety of other emergency management training courses and an extensive array of hazardous materials courses for tribal, local and state emergency responders and local officials. All courses are offered at no cost to the participant or jurisdiction.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141699

Term of Contract:

The FY2018 performance period from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

Reimbursement may not be paid for any Financial Reports submitted more than 60 days after the end of Fiscal Year 2018 (September 30, 2018).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To maintain eligibility in the EMPG program, all participating jurisdictions must:
-Be a legally established city or county emergency management program AND be the designated primary jurisdiction in accordance with Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code.
-Have adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
-Must have appointed an Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC). Each qualifying jurisdiction must have its own appointed EMC. An individual EMC cannot be assigned to both a county and city jurisdiction.
-Must submit a completed EMPG Application to TDEM by established deadline date. The application must include all required attachments.
-Satisfactorily complete the requirements and all tasks described in approved Statement of Work.
-Submit all required Progress Reports, FEMA Metrics Tables, and Financial Reports in accordance with the published EMPG timeline milestones.
-Participate and meet the most current FEMA emergency planning, training, and exercise requirements.
-Resolve any deficiencies noted during reviews of emergency planning, training, and/or exercise materials submitted to TDEM within 60 days of deficiencies notification.

Pre-Application Information:

The EMPG is a cost match program, meaning participating jurisdictions are required to provide at least 50 percent in matching funds for expenses covered through this program. For every dollar of federal EMPG grant funding provided, local and state agency grant recipients must provide an equal amount of local or state cost share. This includes non-federal cash spent for project related costs. Cash matches may only include those costs authorized in 44 CFR Part 13 and 2 CFR Part 225.

Submit the complete EMPG Application package directly to TDEM Emergency Management Support section no later than 11:59 PM CST Tuesday, January 31, 2018.

FY 2018 EMPG Application Timeline

October 1, 2017
-EMPG Performance Period begins

January 31, 2018
-EMPG Application form and Statement of Work due to TDEM, Emergency Management Support section.
-FY 2018 EMPG 1st Quarter Financial Report (October– December) due to TDEM, EMPG Accountant, Emergency Management Support Section
-FY 2018 FEMA Quarterly Metrics Template due to TDEM Emergency Management Support section,
(Templates will be emailed with proper instructions to all jurisdictions)

April 15, 2018
-1st semiannual cumulative Progress Report due to TDEM Emergency Management Support Section

April 30, 2018
-2nd Quarter Financial Report (January-March) due to TDEM, EMPG Accountant, Emergency Management Support Section
-FY 2018 FEMA Quarterly Metrics Template due to TDEM, Grant Coordinator, Emergency Management Support Section (Templates will be emailed with proper instructions to all jurisdictions)

July 15, 2018
-FY 2018 FEMA Quarterly Metrics Template due to TDEM, Emergency Management Support Section (Templates will be emailed with proper instructions to all jurisdictions)

July 31, 2018
-3rd Quarter Financial Report (April–June) due to TDEM, EMPG Accountant, Emergency Management Support Section

September 30, 2018
-FY 2018 EMPG performance period ends

October 15, 2018
-EMPG 2nd semiannual cumulative Progress Report due to TDEM, Emergency Management Support Section

October 31, 2018
-4th Quarter Financial Report (July–Sept.) due to TDEM, EMPG Accountant, Emergency Management Support Section
-FY 2018 FEMA Quarterly Metrics Template due to TDEM, Emergency Management Support Section (Templates will be emailed with proper instructions to all jurisdictions).

Training and Exercise Planning Workshop:
http://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/Preparedness/exerciseUnit/TrainExerPlan.htm

Contact Information:

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

TDEM.EMPG@dps.texas.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas