Emergency Management Performance Grants
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The purpose of the EMPG Program is to make grants to states 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 (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 and the 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 for all hazards.
Oregon Emergency Management is the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for EMPG Program funds on behalf of the State of Oregon and local emergency management agencies.
Sean McCormick, Section Director, Mitigation and Recovery Services, x 22227
Kelly Jo Craigmiles, x 22246
Dan Gwin, x 22290
Tracy Miller, 22253
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OEM will be doing seven (7) Technical Assistance Site Visits (aka Road Show) to present the FY13 EMPG grant to eligible applicants.
The site visits will be from 9:00-12:00 at each location and be approximately an hour of presentation by Dan and Kelly Jo on the grant requirements, the new reporting format/forms, and fiscal documentation requirements. After that they will make ourselves available to assist in drafting your FY13 Work Plan and budget should you choose to take advantage of this.
The site visits will be held (and thanks in advance to the local EMs hosting these!!) on the below listed dates and locations. Please note, they are not necessarily at the Emergency Management Office.
Wednesday, June 19th: Marion County Emergency Management
5155 Silverton Rd NE, Salem
Friday, June 21st: Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Multnomah County Drainage District
1880 NE Elrod Dr., Portland
Monday, June 24th: Union County Emergency Management
1001 4th St, Misener Room, La Grande
Tuesday, June 25th: Hood River County Emergency Management
601 State St., 3rd Floor, Hood River
Wednesday, June 26th: Deschutes County Emergency Management
Multi-Agency Coordination Center (upstairs)
63333 W. Highway 20, Bend
Thursday, June 27th: Jackson County Emergency Management
400 Pech Rd., Central Point
Friday, June 28th: Lincoln County Emergency Services
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, Bob Everest Station
2525 NW Highway 101, Lincoln City
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Required Activities for 2013 Work Plans. These requirements are to be accomplished over the course of the year, except as specifically noted on a federally mandated deadline, to qualify for EMPG funding.
Planning – Requirements
- Basic EOP current, promulgated, and submitted to OEM. FEMA requirement: Must be updated every two years.
- CPG 101v.2 Plan Analysis Tool completed on EOP. FEMA requirement: Must be updated annually.
- Complete the Threats and Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and submit to OEM no later than December 31, 2012 or federal grant funding will be suspended by FEMA. FEMA requirement: Must be updated annually.
- Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP) current and FEMA approved. FEMA requirement: Must be updated every 5 years.
- Convene natural hazards committee at least twice a year.
Training – Requirements
- Complete a minimum of 20 hours of emergency management related training.
- Complete NIMS training (IS-100, 200, 700 and 800). FEMA requirement
- Complete Professional Development Series (7 independent study courses: IS-139, 230, 235, 240, 241, 242, and 244). FEMA requirement
- Participate in annual EMPG Workshop.
- Participate in OPS Center training.
- Report public education and outreach activities, to include news articles, radio talk shows, preparedness fairs, etc.
- Participate in state level Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (TEPW).
- Develop a local Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP). FEMA requirement: Must be updated annually. (Note: This will be submitted as part of your grant application package).
Exercise – Requirements
- Develop, conduct, and participate in quarterly exercises. FEMA requirement
- Develop, conduct, and participate in annual full scale exercise. FEMA requirement
- Conduct/Participate in one Amateur Radio equipment test/exercise.
- Submit EMERS, After Action Reports, and Corrective Actions/Improvement Plans to ETO within 60 days of exercise, actual occurrence, or special event activity. Partial FEMA requirement
- Track and report on status of corrective action/improvement plan action items. FEMA requirement
- EMPG funded staff must participate in three exercises. FEMA requirement
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- Exercises: Provide a robust and comprehensive all hazards exercise program to address the needs of local, state, federal, private sector, non-profit, and Tribal entities.
- Plans: Developing, revising, or enhancing emergency management plans.
Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning: Continue the management and implementation of local government natural hazards mitigation plans (NHMPs) and projects using funding that includes, but is not limited to the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program, Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) Program, Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) Program, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). All 36 Counties will have a locally adopted FEMA approved NHMP.
- Training: To provide a comprehensive, all hazards training program to address the needs of local, state, federal, private sector, non-profit, and Tribal entities.
- Public Education: To provide emergency preparedness information and training to the general public. Develop a strong Public Information program across the state.