Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) (Wyoming)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    Wyoming Office of Homeland Security (WOHS)


    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.

    The goal is to provide funds to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies to implement the National Preparedness System (NPS) and to support the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient nation.

    The 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan outlines a bold vision and three ambitious goals designed to address key challenges the agency faces during a pivotal moment in the field of emergency management. Wide-ranging and long-term, the goals defined in the plan respond to the changing landscape in which we find ourselves. The goals to meet this challenge are:

    • Goal 1 - Instill Equity as a Foundation of Emergency Management
    • Goal 2 - Lead Whole of Community in Climate Resilience
    • Goal 3 - Promote and Sustain a Ready FEMA and Prepared Nation

    Allowable costs include:

    • Planning
    • Organization
    • Equipment - Allowable equipment includes equipment from the following AEL categories: 
      • Personal Protective Equipment (Category 1);
      • Information Technology (Category 4);
      • Cybersecurity Enhancement Equipment (Category 5);
      • Interoperable Communications Equipment (Category 6);
      • Detection Equipment (Category 7);
      • Power Equipment (Category 10);
      • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Reference Materials (Category 11); 
      • CBRNE Incident Response Vehicles (Category 12);
      • Physical Security Enhancement Equipment (Category 14);
      • CBRNE Logistical Support Equipment (Category 19); and 
      • Other Authorized Equipment (Category 21).
    • Training and Exercises
    • Travel
    • Construction and Renovation
    • Acquisition or Leasing of Real Property
    • Operational Overtime
    • Whole Community Preparedness
    • Maintenance and Sustainment

    FY24 key changes: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance/fy-24-key-changes

    Wyoming homeland Security Office (WOHS) 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. Funding in Wyoming will be focused on salary and benefits for emergency management personnel.


    History of Funding

    The FY23 allocation to the state of Wyoming was $3,030,127

    The FY22 allocation to the state of Wyoming was $3,445,841

    The FY21 allocation to the state of Wyoming was $3,034,926.

    Additional Information

    Grant funds may not be used for the following: 

    • Grant funds must comply with FEMA Policy and may not be used for the purchase of firearms, ammunition, grenade launchers, bayonets, or weaponized aircraft, vessels, or vehicles of any kind with weapons installed; 
    • Expenditures for weapons systems and ammunition;
    • Costs associated with hiring, equipping, training, etc. sworn public safety officers whose primary job responsibilities include fulfilling traditional public safety duties such as law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical services, or other first responder duties; 
    • Costs that supplant traditional public safety positions and responsibilities; 
    • Activities and projects unrelated to the completion and implementation of the EMPG Program; or
    • Clothing used for everyday wear by emergency management employees or other personnel. 

    Recipients should consult with their Regional EMPG Program Manager prior to making any investment that does not clearly meet the allowable expense criteria established in the NOFO and the Preparedness Grants Manual.


    Darryl Erickson

    Darryl Erickson


  • Eligibility Details

    WOHS 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 Wyoming. 

    Deadline Details

    Local Wyoming emergency management agencies are to submit to WOHS by May 21, 2024. WOHS is to submit its application to FEMA by June 24, 2024. For information regarding local deadlines, contact your county or municipal emergency management coordinator.

    Award Details

    The FY24 allocation to the state of Wyoming is $2,727,055. Grants are awarded directly to the State. At least 80% of the funds awarded under EMPG must be obligated to local government units. Awards will last for 36 months. Cost sharing/matching of 50% is required.

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