The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 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. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS. Among the goals noted in the DHS Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2020-2024, the EMPG Program supports the goal to Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience.
The 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan outlines a bold vision and three ambitious goals designed to address key challenges the agency faces during a pivotal moment in the field of emergency management. Wide-ranging and long-term, the goals defined in the plan respond to the changing landscape in which we find ourselves. The goals to meet this challenge are:
- Goal 1 - Instill Equity as a Foundation of Emergency Management
- Goal 2 - Lead Whole of Community in Climate Resilience
- Goal 3 - Promote and Sustain a Ready FEMA and Prepared Nation
Allowable costs include:
- Training and Exercises
- Construction and Renovation
- Operational Overtime
- Maintenance and Sustainment
FY23 key changes: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance/fy-23-key-changes
More information can be found in Appendix H of the 2023 Preparedness Manual at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance/fy-22-appendix-h
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.
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.