Commonwealth Opens Supplemental Emergency Management Performance Grant

January 24, 2018  //  

Commonwealth Opens Supplemental Emergency Management Performance Grant

~Emergency management funds to enhance local security and preparedness~


RICHMOND— The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is pleased to announce the availability of $530,000[1]  for the FY2017 Supplemental Local Emergency Management Performance (SLEMPG) Grant Program[2]. This grant is available to cities, counties, and towns recognized as emergency management jurisdictions under Title 44 of the Code of Virginia.

These funds will support local emergency management programs with an emphasis on enhancing local emergency shelter capacity and planning; and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) across the Commonwealth.


Priorities for grant funding will be given to projects that have:

  • Mass casualty equipment or supplies.
  • Mass care equipment or supplies, including supplies for the elderly, children and infants, citizens with access or functional needs, sheltering supplies for pets.
  • Public alert, warning & notification systems.
  • Civil disturbance joint planning, training, or equipment.
  • CBRNE/Hazmat equipment (priority shall be given to VDEM MOU hazmat teams towards standardizing and upgrading items to meet the 2017-18 updated team equipment list).


Criteria for each project will be:

  • Individual grants up to a maximum of $30,000;
  • May partner with other agencies, governments, or private sector/non-profit groups;
  • Applications will be accepted January 24, 2018 – February 28, 2018, and awards will be made by April 1, 2018;
  • Projects must be completed by September 30, 2018, and closed by October 31, 2018;
  • This grant requires a one-to-one local match, which may be in-kind. (For example: If a locality is awarded $10,000 in grant funds, they must match this with $10,000 in local funds or in-kind match.)


Applications can be submitted online here using the following credentials:

User Name: Applicant

Password:  EMPG2017


More information on how to apply can be found on VDEM’s grant’s page at


[1] Total available statewide.

[2] Program only open to local governments and emergency agencies.

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund