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Program Information

FY 2013 Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program provides resources to assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Total Funding Available in FY 2013: $332,456,012

Purpose: The purpose of the EMPG Program is to make grants to States to assist State, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.).  Title VI of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA to make grants for the purpose of providing a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States from hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the Federal Government, States, and their political subdivisions.  The Federal Government, through the EMPG Program, provides necessary direction, coordination, and guidance, and provides necessary assistance, as authorized in this title so that a comprehensive emergency preparedness system exists at all levels for all hazards.

FEMA 2011 to 2015The FY 2013 EMPG Program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (NPG) of a secure and resilient Nation.  The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community.  The FY 2013 EMPG supports core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs.

Examples of tangible outcomes from the EMPG Program include building and sustaining core capabilities through:

Building and sustaining core capabilities
Completion of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process
Strengthening governance integration
Approved emergency plans
Development and maintenance of multi-year Training and Exercise Plans (TEPs)
Targeted training and verification of personnel capability
Whole community approach to security and emergency management.

FORMULA GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
DHS grant funds may only be used for the purpose set forth in the grant, and must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award. Grant funds may not be used for matching funds for other Federal grants/cooperative agreements, lobbying, or intervention in Federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings.
In addition, Federal funds may not be used to sue the Federal government or any other government entity. Pre-award costs are allowable only with the written consent of DHS and if they are included in the award agreement. Federal employees are prohibited from serving in any capacity (paid or unpaid) on any proposal submitted under this program. Federal employees may not receive funds under this award. EMPG Program grantees may only fund projects that were included in the FY 2012 Work Plan that was submitted to and approved by a FEMA Program Analyst. For more information, please see the FY2012 EMPG Program FOA. DHS grant funds may only be used for the purpose set forth in the grant, and must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award. Grant funds may not be used for matching funds for other Federal grants/cooperative agreements, lobbying, or intervention in Federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings. In addition, Federal funds may not be used to sue the Federal government or any other government entity. Pre-award costs are allowable only with the written consent of DHS and if they are included in the award agreement. Federal employees are prohibited from serving in any capacity (paid or unpaid) on any proposal submitted under this program. Federal employees may not receive funds under this award. EMPG Program grantees may only fund projects that were included in the FY 2012 Work Plan that was submitted to and approved by a FEMA Program Analyst. For more information, please see the FY2012 EMPG Program FOA.

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Eligible Applicants:

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All 56 States and territories, as well as the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, were eligible to apply for FY 2013 EMPG Program funds.  Either the SAA or the State’s EMA were eligible to apply directly to FEMA for EMPG Program funds on behalf of State and local emergency management agencies, however only one application was accepted from each State or territory.

Program Awards: The FY 2013 EMPG Program funds were allocated in compliance with Section 662 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 762).  All 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico received a base amount of 0.75 percent of the total available grant funding.  Four territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) received a base amount of 0.25 percent of the total available grant funding.  The balance of EMPG Program funds was distributed on a population-share basis.  Pursuant to Title II of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-188), funds were also available for the Federated States of Micronesia and for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Committee Reports

113th Congress (2013-2014)

House Report 113-091

Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*    $349,650,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014 1         - - -
Recommended in the bill              350,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2013       +350,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2014  +350,000,000

MISSION

Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) funds are used to support comprehensive emergency management at the State and local levels and to encourage the improvement of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities for all hazards.

RECOMMENDATION

The Committee recommends $350,000,000 for EMPG, $350,000,000 above the amount requested and $350,000 above the amount provided in fiscal year 2013. The request did not include a separate appropriation for EMPG but instead proposed $350,000,000 for this activity within State and Local Programs. Consistent with past years, the Committee again does not agree to transfer EMPG to State and Local Programs, continuing instead to fund the EMPG program as a separate appropriation.

The Committee directs FEMA to continue EMPG grant practices used in fiscal year 2007, including a continued emphasis on all-hazards activities and the inclusion of personnel expenses and Emergency Operations Centers as eligible uses of funding.

RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM

Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*   -$1,443,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014    -1,272,000
Recommended in the bill             -1,272,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2013     +171,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2014   ---

MISSION

The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) ensures that the public health and safety of citizens living near commercial nuclear power plants will be adequately protected in the event of a nuclear power station incident. In addition, the program informs and educates the public about radiological emergency preparedness. REPP provides funding only for emergency preparedness activities of State and local governments that take place beyond nuclear power plant boundaries.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

RECOMMENDATION

The Committee provides for the receipt and expenditure of Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) fees, which are collected as authorized by Public Law Public Law 105–276. The request estimates that fee collections will exceed expenditures by $1,272,000 in fiscal year 2014. The Committee urges FEMA to work with the Department of Defense Chemical Biological Medical Systems Directorate and the Department of Health and Human Services to develop protection capabilities that could increase protection for the civilian population in the event of a nuclear or radiological incident.

UNITED STATES FIRE ADMINISTRATION

Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*   $43,956,000 
Budget request, fiscal year 2014    41,306,000 
Recommended in the bill             42,162,000 
Bill compared with:                            
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2013   -1,794,000 
  Budget request, fiscal year 2014    +856,000

MISSION

The mission of the United States Fire Administration (USFA) is to reduce economic losses and loss of life due to fire and related emergencies through leadership, coordination, and support. USFA trains the Nation’s first responder and health care leaders to evaluate and minimize community risk, enhance the security of critical infrastructure, and better prepare communities to react to emergencies of all kinds.

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Authorization (040):
National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 , 42 U.S.C 4001, as amended by Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA), Section 662, Public Law 109-295, 6 U.S.C 762, as amended by Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 , 42 U.S.C 7701, as amended by Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 , 5 U.S.C , as amended by Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C 5121.
Objectives (050):

Resources:

97.042 – Emergency Management Performance Grants – CFDA

Emergency Management Performance Grant

FY 2013 Emergency Management Performance Grants

Federal Stafford Act Disaster Assistance: Presidential Declarations

Committee Reports – 113th Congress (2013-2014) – Senate Report

2013 Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual

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Cover photo for the document: 2013 Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual

The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program has issued an update to the April 2012 REP Program Manual. The revised June 2013 version of the REP Program Manual incorporates the correction of grammatical and typographical errors, changes to clarify and update guidance based on information provided through the Frequently Asked Questions Committee, and updates from the recently released HSEEP guidance (April 2013), the National Response Framework (May 2013), as well as other Federal documents.

Size Date Published
Icon for file of type text/plain 2013 Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual 1.02M March 31, 2013
Icon for file of type application/pdf 2013 Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual 3.33M March 31, 2013
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