The purpose of the EMPG program is to provide Federal grants to states to assist state, local and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. The 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 (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation.
EMPG program provides financial assistance and technical expertise in establishing, maintaining and enhancing an effective emergency management program at the local level. The Idaho Office of Emergency Management provides federal subawards to local and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards. Emergency management must be able to coordinate in the context of natural and man-made hazards, as well as technological events, that threaten the security of the homeland and the safety and wellbeing of citizens. The State of Idaho EMPG funds will be used to support emergency management staff salaries for activities delineated in the work plan.
Karen Wallen, Grants Branch Chief
Mary Quarles, Finance Section Chief