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Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) (West Virginia)
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West Virginia Emergency Management
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 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:
- Training and Exercises
- Construction and Renovation
- Operational Overtime
- Maintenance and Sustainment
More information can be found in Appendix H of the 2022 Preparedness Manual at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/manual
New for FY 2022, 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.
West Virginia's priorities for the FY 22 EMPG funding are:
- ??Implementing the Community Lifelines policy and construct;
- Improving our Logistics & Distribution Management capability by developing procedures, assigning, and training personnel, building ?partnerships, acquiring equipment and supplies, identifying warehouses, staging areas, and points of distribution, and exercising the new procedures, personnel and sites; and
- Sustaining the WVEMD organizational capacity by improving the operational and administrative abilities of the emergency management enterprise in West Virginia through an Incident management team, implementation of the National Qualification System, technology, administrative personnel, and partnerships with other state agencies.
?In West Virginia, the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) 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 the allocation to the state of West Virginia was $3,803,954.
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
DHSEM is the only eligible entity eligible to apply to FEMA for EMPG funds. Funds are then allocated to county emergency management agencies and local municipalities in West Virginia.
DHSEM was to submit an application to FEMA by June 13, 2022.. For information regarding local deadlines, contact your county or municipal emergency management coordinator.
The FY22 the allocation to the state of West Virginia is $4,338,329. 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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