EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT (EMPG) The EMPG Program provides states with federal funds to sustain and enhance all-hazards emergency management capabilities. North Carolina uses EMPG to enhance its ability and to help counties support emergency management activities while simultaneously addressing issues of national concern as identified in the National Priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines. A statewide comprehensive emergency management program begins at the local level; that is why NCEM coordinates EMPG activities through its 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Eligibility: Each of the 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is eligible to apply for EMPG funding.

Total Funding: EMPG Program funding is dependent upon the federal availability of funds and the total funding varies from year to year. EMPG has a 50 percent federal and 50 percent state cost-share cash or in-kind match requirement. The in-kind match is also a requirement of the states EMPG sub-grants to its counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

North Carolina's EMPG program provides its counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians an opportunity to apply for baseline and supplemental funding. In an effort to align efforts between the State and local emergency management, specific programmatic deliverables are identified and agreed to by both parties. To be eligible for baseline funding, applicants must agree to complete certain universal programmatic deliverables during a specified period of performance. To be eligible for EMPG supplemental funding, applicants must have applied for baseline funding and agreed to complete at least one optional program activity during the specified period of performance.

For more information on North Carolina's Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program, please contact Callion Maddox at 919-825-2332.

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) assists states and local communities in implementing long-term mitigation measures following a Presidential Disaster Declaration. For more information click on HMGP

The Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grants Program provides financial and technical assistance to enhance State, Territorial, Tribal, and local hazardous materials emergency planning and training. The HMEP Grant Program distributes funds to emergency responders for hazmat training and to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC's) for hazmat planning. For more information click on HMEP.

Assists local and state partners in the securing of federal funding to address North Carolina's ability to prevent, protect, respond and recover to all hazards, both man-made and natural. The NCEM Homeland Security Branch coordinates the implementation of the State Homeland Security Program with local, state, federal and private partners. For more information click on Homeland Security.

Individual Assistance ensures that individuals and families have access to the full range of State and Federal programs made available in the aftermath of a disaster and develop and maintain partnerships with State, Federal and voluntary organizations that deliver resources to disaster victims.

Public Assistance program was created to work in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Infrastructure Program under the guidelines of the Stafford Act. The Stafford Act outlines FEMA's reimbursement program. Reimbursement is available to all organizations and communities meeting the requirements. The role of the NC Public Assistance program is to serve as the direct contact between FEMA and the applicant.