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“A secure and resilient nation… with the capabilities required across the whole community… to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover… from the threats and hazards… that pose the greatest risk.”

National Preparedness Goal

The EMPG program provides federal grants to states to assist state, local, territorial and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards.

This grant is available to all counties, cities, tribes, and public institutions of higher learning that have an established emergency management program and a paid part-time or full-time emergency manager. The grant provides financial assistance and technical expertise. EMPG provides funds to supplement pre-established local emergency management programs in building capabilities to implement the National Preparedness System (graphic) and support the National Preparedness Goal.

EMPG Program Manager

Tracy Bodily
tbodily (at) utah.gov

EMPG Program Fact Sheet

EMPG Frequently Asked Questions

EMPG GUIDANCE (23-24 update)

FEMA Notice of Funding Opportunity

FEMA Grants Preparedness Manual


EMPG 2024-2025 Grant Cycle Information

  • July 1, 2023: Start of Grant for 2023-2024 Program
  • Each year in the spring an announcement will be sent to any known emergency management programs on the state emergency management program managers email list. Contact your community support liaison to be added to the list.  Applications are due annually in the spring.

  • 2024-2025 Grant Application will not open until late April 2024. More information will be available on this site as it becomes available.
    • Schedule a Technical Assistance call for any assistance with EMPG.
    • Documentation and correspondence for this grant please email: empg (at) utah.gov
      • Email subject line please state the period of reporting (Year or Reporting Period A-D), title of the form you are submitting & jurisdiction name
        • Examples: Progress Report Reporting Period A – Sandy City or 2022 Application – Rich County
        • Please use a similar naming convention for files/attachment.

*** Forms/Documents needed with program application – links will be updated as they become available.

  • Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Form completed by Financial Officer
  • Pre-Award Risk Assessment completed by Financial Officer
  • Emergency Interim Successors Form  
  • Current Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP) for your jurisdiction – cities may NOT use another jurisdictions plan unless they are thoroughly documented and represented in the plan and acknowledged locally by senior leaders.
  • Most recently authorized Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for your jurisdiction – cities may NOT use another jurisdictions plan unless they are thoroughly documented and represented in the plan and promulgated locally.
  • Up-to-date signed EOP promulgation letter.
  • Training required for EMPG participating personnel:
    • IS 100
      IS 200
      IS 2200*
      IS 700
      IS 800
      G 191*
      E/L/G 2300*
    • As well as either the FEMA Professional Development Series or the FEMA Basic Academy.
    • Courses marked with * are new requirements beginning in 2023.
  • Courses to upload certificates to U-Train – instructions are included in each of these courses when you register

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