Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program is one of the grant programs that constitute DHS/FEMA’s focus on all-hazards emergency preparedness, including the evolving threats and risks associated with climate change. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS. Among the goals noted in the DHS Strategic Plan, the EMPG Program supports the goal to Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience. For more information, contact MEMA.

Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

MEMA administers Homeland Security Grants in Maine. Since 1999, more than $100 million has been distributed to enhance homeland security and all-hazard preparedness across the State. Grant priorities have been established in concert with Maine's Homeland Security Strategy. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/FEMA awards Homeland Security Grant Funds annually to the States. Maine allocates grant dollars to the sixteen counties. For more information, contact MEMA.

Hazard Mitigation Grants

The State of Maine administers five Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation Grant Programs. For more information, contact the MEMA.

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is one of three grant programs that support DHS/FEMA’s focus on enhancing the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as nonprofits, to prevent, protect against, prepare for, and respond to terrorist or other extremist attacks. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS to help strengthen the nation’s communities against potential terrorist or other extremist attacks. MEMA administers Nonprofit Security Grants in Maine. For more information, contact MEMA

Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP)

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. The HMEP grant program is designed to allow grantees the flexibility to implement training and planning programs that address differing needs for each location based on demographics, emergency response capabilities, commodity flow studies, and hazard analysis. Relevant trainings are found in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents publication and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations found in 29 CFR § 1910.120. For more information, contact SERC

Public Assistance Grant Program (PA)

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides supplemental grants to state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, and certain types of private non-profits so communities can respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. Submission of damage information does not guarantee funding. For more information, contact

Individual Assistance Grant Program (IA)

After a disaster, the State of Maine can decide to apply for federal aid. The type of aid can be either for public infrastructure or individual assistance. In order to be eligible to apply for aid, the state needs to meet the damage threshold to apply for assistance. Once the damage thresholds are met, the Governor can request that the President issue a Disaster Declaration. Just because a Governor requests a Disaster Declaration does not mean that one will be automatically given. For more information, contact