Payne Announces More than $8.4 Million in FEMA EMPG Grants to New Jersey

Mar 12, 2014 Issues: Local Issues, National Security

Newark, N.J. – Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced more than $8.4 million in 2014 Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) to New Jersey – an increase of $400,000 from FY 2013.  In FY 2014, the Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program provides $350,100,000 to assist State, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards.

“I am delighted that New Jersey will receive such an important grant to continue providing the safety and security that all those who live in our State expect and deserve,” said Rep. Payne, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.  “As the sole Member from New Jersey serving on the House Committee on Homeland Security, ensuring that our first responders and emergency management personnel have the workforce, the training, and the equipment necessary to protect our communities, is a responsibility that I take very seriously and do so with great pride.”

The FY 2014 EMPG Program will focus on planning, operations, equipment acquisitions, training, exercises, and construction and renovation in enhancing and sustaining their all-hazards core capabilities.  For more information, please see the FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement.  The period of performance for the EMPG Program is 24 months from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2015.