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The county must meet state laws and requirements that apply to County Emergency Management Programs.
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All items must be filed with KDEM within 90 days after the end of the grant project (calendar) year.
FEMA distributes funds to the states who then distribute funds to their sub-recipients. This process, along with the application and reports review and approvals, takes time to implement.
Under the Grant Dollars section, estimate what your EMPG award will be based on your allocation from previous years. We understand that you don't know for sure how much you will get.
Every 5 years.
Contact EMPG Coordinator at KDEM, 785-646-2204. The most current forms are provided with the EMPG Application Package and are available on KDEM's website. Old KDEM reporting forms are obsolete and are not accepted.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the requirement to maintain an Emergency Manager certification has been waived until January 1, 2023. A county that was never in the Kansas EMPG grant program or a county that formerly was in EMPG but dropped out in the past and now wants back in are both categorized for our purposes as "New Starts". A New Start county would have to have their Emergency Manager (EM) meet all of the Kansas state statute requirements for Emergency Management (KAR 56-2-2), which would include being a currently certified EM. In Kansas, the 2 recognized certification programs are the KCEM obtained through the Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA), or the CEM obtained through the IAEM (international certification).
For counties that are already in the EMPG program, a new EM has 2 years to get certified, or an existing EM has to keep their certification current. Again, that is not a FEMA EMPG grant requirement, but rather is required by Kansas statute, so it is expected of all 105 county emergency managers, not just the approximately 68 that receive EMPG funding.
No, if the coordinator does not submit the EMPG application package, this indicates that you no longer would like to participate in the EMPG program. If the coordinator does submit the EMPG application package for the year, then yes it is.
The award is based on a formula determined in advance that includes county hazards, population, and other factors.
Contact EMPG Coordinator at KDEM at the number and/or email above, and he will inform the appropriate KDEM personnel who can provide assistance.
Even if your county is not an EMPG county, you still have legal emergency management requirements that have to be met. Contact EMPG Coordinator for information on current county EM requirements.
To ensure that a comprehensive emergency management system exists for disasters or emergencies. The Kansas EMPG county projects are funded by setting aside a target amount of EMPG funds to be sub-granted to counties.
See the EMPG Subrecipient Guidance (PDF).
See the Application Checklist posted on this website.
See the Report / Reimbursement Request Checklist posted on this website.
Please contact EMPG Coordinator at KDEM, 785-646-2204.
Please contact EMPG Coordinator at 785-646-2204.
Faxed or scanned originals with authorized signatures are sufficient. It is not necessary for KDEM to receive hard copy originals, but the faxed/scanned forms must show the authorized signatures.