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Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM)
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:
- Training and Exercises
- Construction and Renovation
- Operational Overtime
- Maintenance and Sustainment
More information can be found in Appendix H of the 2023 Preparedness Manual at: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/manual
?In Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) 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 Arkansas was $4,600,659.
The FY22 allocation to the State of Arkansas was $5,221,502.
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
ADEM 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 Arkansas.
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) is to submit applications by May 18, 2023. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
The FY23 allocation to the State of Arkansas is $4,588,359. 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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