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Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) (California)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)


    The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program is one of the grant programs that constitute DHS/FEMA's focus on all-hazards emergency preparedness, including the evolving threats and risks associated with climate change. Among the goals noted in the DHS Strategic Plan, the EMPG Program supports the goal to Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience.

    Allowable costs include:

    • Planning
    • Organization
    • Equipment
    • Training and Exercises
    • Travel
    • Construction and Renovation
    • Operational Overtime
    • Maintenance and Sustainment

    More information can be found in Appendix H of the Preparedness Manual at:

    States and territories are encouraged to identify whether and how each project included in their EMPG Program Work Plan addresses equity-related considerations or the impacts associated with climate change (as applicable). The reporting of this information will allow FEMA to better understand how states and territories are using EMPG Program funding to support equity and climate resilience.

    In California, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) 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. 


    History of Funding

    The FY21 allocation to the state of California was $27,840,216.

    The FY22 allocation to the state of California was $31,711,205.

    Additional Information

    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.


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  • Eligibility Details

    Cal OES is the only eligible entity eligible to apply to FEMA for EMPG funds. Funds are then directly allocated to county emergency management agencies in California. Allocations can be viewed at:

    Deadline Details

    County applications were to be submitted by December 30, 2022. Cal OES will then submit a statewide application to FEMA by May 18, 2023. Similar deadlines are anticipated annually. Contact map:

    Award Details

    The FY23 allocation to the state of California is $27,342,079. Grants are awarded directly to the State. Funds are then allocated to emergency management agencies and local jurisdictions. At least 80% of the funds awarded under EMPG must be obligated to local government units within 45 days of the acceptance of the grant award. Awards will last for 36 months. Cost sharing/matching of 50% is required.

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