Emergency Management Grants

North Carolina Emergency Management helps local and state partners secure federal funding and develop and implement capabilities to address the state's ability to prevent, protect, respond and recover to all hazards, both man-made and natural. 

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 opportunities 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.

Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants (HMEP)

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. 

Recovery Grants for Voluntary Agencies

From time ot time, the state legislature makes funds available for non-profit and voluntary agencies working in disaster recovery. Notices of Funding Avaibility for those grants are posted as they occur.

Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

A core mission of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is to enhance the ability of state, local and tribal governments to prepare, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks and other disasters.  The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining national preparedness capabilities and is comprised of these distinct funding streams:  

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) 

SHSP supports building and sustaining capabilities at the state and local levels through planning, equipment, training, and exercise activities and helps states to implement the strategic goals and objectives included in state homeland security strategies.  SHSP provides funding to all 56 states and territories based on a combination of formula, risk, and effectiveness.

Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) 

UASI funds address the unique multi-disciplinary planning, operations, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas.  This program provides funding to high-risk urban areas based on risk and effectiveness.

UASI Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is an important component of the effort to strengthen the Nation's overall level of preparedness.  NSGP provides funding to strengthen the security of nonprofit organizations that are deemed at high risk of a potential terrorist attack and are located within one of the specific UASI-eligible urban areas.