Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient Nation.  The building, distrainment, and delivery of these core capabilities require the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of a single organization or level of government. The EMPG Program's allowable costs support the efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas.

EMPG funding is available for County Emergency Management, Tribal Emergency Management, and certain State agencies with emergency management activities.

EMPG awards are provided to local tribal and county jurisdictions on an annual basis in the spring for the fiscal year starting July 1st.  The FY 2023 EMPG application period was from January 4, 2023 - April 14, 2023, and is now closed. Late submittals will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted through the AmpliFund system. 

Reverted Funds
Every year, unused EMPG funds that are reverted back to MT DES are available through EMPG Reverted Funds Applications.  These funds are used to supplement current EMPG grant activities and Workplan.  Guidance is issued yearly for these funds by the MT DES and will be released in May of 2023. The application period for reverted funds will open on May 22, 2023 and will close June 30th, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

How to Apply

EMPG grants and reporting may be applied for in the AmpliFund Grant Management System.   

  • EMPG applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2023 are currently closed.
  • EMPG Reverted Funds applications are currently open for Federal Fiscal Year 2022 and may be submitted through AmpliFund from May 22, 2023 through June 30, 2023 at midnight.  Jurisdictions interested in applying are strongly encouraged to read the FFY22 Reverted Funds Guidance which can be found on the EMPG resources page.
Reverted funds consist of two different applications:
1. Priority One application funds are used to help cover EMPG program expenses that occurred during the original grant period of performance and have not been previously claimed for reimbursement.
Link to apply for Priority One application: https://mt.amplifund.com/Public/Opportunities/Details/3de3a6dc-b786-482e-9e21-88ac5ab8ca7d

2. Special Project application is used to acquire EMPG related equipment or accomplish EMPG related projects that were not included in the subrecipients original EMPG workplan.
Link to apply for Special Project application: https://mt.amplifund.com/Public/Opportunities/Details/8aafeb45-038d-425b-9844-78fea9729f9e


 Go to the EMPG Resources page