Emergency Management Performance Grant

FY 2019 Local Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG) Application Period Opening Soon

At the date of publication of this document, the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) has not yet awarded the FY 2019 EMPG. When awarded, notification of the application period will be posted at gema.georgia.gov.

GEMA/HS estimates that federal award will be issued no later than September 30, 2019.


NOTE: Applications will only be accepted on-line via the new Georgia EMGrantsPro System at ga.emgrants.com.

The purpose of the FY 2019 EMPG is to provide funds to eligible entities to enhance the local emergency management (EM) program for administration, preparedness activities and exercise and training. An all-hazards approach in the development of a comprehensive program of planning, training, and exercises provides for an effective and consistent response and recovery to disasters or emergencies, regardless of the cause.

Funding for this program is provided to Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). GEMA/HS is the state Administrative Authority for this program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Grant Programs Directorate (GPD).


The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 97.042

CFDA Title: Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Key Dates

The Application period is to be determined based upon receipt of the FY 2019 EMPG award.

All applications for this grant must be received by GEMA/HS via the EMGrants Pro System within the application period to be processed.

GEMA/HS expects notification of Award no later than September 30, 2019.

General projected period of performance (POP) is October 01, 2019 – September 30, 2021.