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Emergency Management Performance Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department Of Homeland Security
CFDA #: 97.042

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Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The funding period for assistance under EMPGs is the Federal fiscal year for which the funds are appropriated. As required by 44 CFR Part 13.23 and appropriations law, all funds must be legally obligated by the end of the fiscal year. Any necessary changes to the scope of the grant may be made up to, but not after, the end of the fiscal year. EMPG funds are obligated to the States and made available through the Department of Health and Human Services' SMARTLINK System. States are required to initiate requests for funds as close as administratively feasible to the actual disbursements for program costs.

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. For each eligible State and Territory, a target allocation is derived by calculating the same proportion of available funds as the State received under the prior year's allocation. A matching requirement is calculated for each State and Territory. Each recipient's cost share percentage will increase by one percent over the prior year's match until the 50 percent Federal/50 percent State level is reached. FEMA administers cost sharing requirements according to the Common Rule, 44 CFR Part 13.24.

A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.

Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.

In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.

Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.