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 FY2023 EMPG Performance Period began on July 1, 2023.

Reverted Funds
Annually, 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 the spring.