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Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)


The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The EMPG program provides assistance to support a comprehensive all hazards preparedness system. It is designed to assist in the development and sustainment of emergency management capabilities across the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas.


Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD) serves as Iowa’s designated State Administrative Agency and the state’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA). HSEMD receives Iowa’s designated allocation upon successful application approval. The state is not required to "pass through" any funding to localities. The distribution of EMPG funds from the State to localities is at the discretion of the State EMA.


There is a required match for EMPG. The federal share that is used towards the EMPG Program budget may not exceed 50 percent of the total budget.


The 2020 EMPG local application period is now closed.


For more information or if you have any questions about the EMPG program, please contact Tara Dowd.