The application period for EMPG and SHSP is now closed. Please utilize Zoom Grants to apply.  Contact Darryl Erickson for more information: 307-777-4917 or

See the NSGP page for updates on the NonProfit Security Grant Program. For more information about the NSGP grant, please call 307-777-4900.  

Register Today! Hazard Mitigation Grant Program's Spring Webinars

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Spring Webinar Series. Starting April 27th, FEMA experts will provide information and insights on building successful applications within HMGP as part of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA). Click here to register today!

These webinars are designed for leaders and key stakeholders in states, local communities, tribes, and territories interested in learning more about and applying for HMGP.

Building a Successful Safe Room Application: Thurs., April 27, 2023; from 12:30 to 2 p.m. MDT

Building a Successful Acquisition Application: Thurs., May 4, 2023; from 12:30 to 2 p.m. MDT

Building a Successful Flood Risk Reduction Application: Thurs., May 11, 2023; from 12:30 to 2 p.m. MDT

Building a Successful Planning Application: Thurs., May 18, 2023; from 12:30 to 2 p.m. MDT

These webinars will be recorded and made available online. For questions regarding the series or to request special accommodations, please contact

To learn more about HMGP, visit

State Homeland Security Program Grant 

The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) is awarded and administered by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. This consolidation was done to streamline the grant application process and better coordinate federal, state and local grant funding distribution and operations. The funding provided will be applied against critical resource gaps identified through the assessments and prioritized in the state strategies.

Emergency Management Performance Grant 

The purpose of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is to assist state and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities. States have the opportunity to use EMPG funds to further strengthen their ability to support emergency management mission areas while simultaneously addressing issues of national concern as identified in the National Priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines.

Read more about the EMPG program.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs

The purpose of HMGP is to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in the areas of the state, tribe, or territory requested by the Governor or Tribal Executive. 

The key purpose of this grant program is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters. 

This program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.

Funding these plans and projects reduces overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. PDM grants are to be awarded on a competitive basis and without reference to state allocations, quotas, or other formula-based allocation of funds.

These grants are a 75/25 percent cost share and the city/county/tribe is responsible for the 25 percent match.

The HMEP grant program was established in 1990 by the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act. In 1993, PHMSA began issuing grants to assist States, Territories, and Native American Tribes to "develop, improve, and carry out emergency plans" within the National Response System and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986. (See more.)

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.

The BRIC program guiding principles are supporting communities through capability- and capacity-building; encouraging and enabling innovation; promoting partnerships; enabling large projects; maintaining flexibility; and providing consistency.

The NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission. (See more.)