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Emergency Management Performance Grants

Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program

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.
OEM Contacts:
Clint Fella​, Section Director, Mitigation and Recovery Services, x 22227
Kelly Jo Craigmiles, x 22246 
Dan Gwin, x 22290

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FY 2015 Grant Guidance and Forms


Invitation to apply

Federal Guidance Documents 

Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement
Federal Workplan
Federal EMPG Fact Sheet
National Preparedness Goal-Core Capabilities
EHP Requirements (FEMA IB 329)  

OEM Guidance Documents
Core Capabilities List
2013 EMAP Standard 

FY15 Cover Sheet​
FY15 Workplan
FY15 Budget - blank budget sheet and sample– two tabs in the spreadsheet
EHP Form (released 6/11)
Oregon EMERS 
OEM Hazard Analysis Methodology  

If you were not able to attend a technical assistance site visit, the presentation can be viewed here.

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Required Activities for 2015 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. 
  • Convene Natural Hazards Committee at least twice a year. OEM requirement. 
  • Complete OEM’s annual Capability Assessment Tool. OEM requirement. 
  • Complete NIMS Assessment. OEM requirement. 
  • Identify potential Public Assistance (PA) applicants, submit list to OEM for inclusion in RAPTOR. OEM requirement. 
  • Update the jurisdictional Hazard Analysis using OEM’s Methodology. OEM requirement. 
  • Schedule and report on at least one other Planning Activity. OEM requirement. 

Training Requirements: 

  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours of emergency management related training.  OEM requirement (OAR 104) 
  • Complete NIMS training (four (4) independent study courses: IS-100, 200, 700 and 800).
  • Complete Professional Development Series (seven (7) independent study courses: IS-120, 230, 235, 240, 241, 242 and 244). 
  • Report, as applicable, local activities within these areas: OEM request. 
    • Public Education and Outreach activities
    • Training courses conducted or hosted 

Note: Only Training activities identified in the jurisdictional TEP or those which are considered “Emergency Management Professional Development” will be eligible for reimbursement in FY15 per federal grant guidance. 

Exercise Requirements: 
  • ​Develop and conduct quarterly exercises. 
  • Develop and conduct an annual full scale exercise (this counts as a quarterly exercise). 
  • EMPG funded staff must participate in three (3) exercises. 
  • Submit EMERS reports within 30 days, or with the quarterly report, whichever is sooner. After Action Reports must be submitted by the end of each quarter. 
  • Track and report on status of corrective action/improvement plan action items quarterly. 
  • Report on Amateur Radio equipment tests, as applicable. OEM request. 
  • Participate in annual Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW). 
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Functional EMPG Areas

  • 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.
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