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Grant Administration

The Grant Administration Branch oversees the administration of several state and federal grants the Emergency Management Division receives to enhance emergency management capabilities throughout the state.  The grants cover a wide range of activities, including training, exercises, planning, mitigation projects, infrastructure repairs, and emergency response and recovery efforts.  

As part of the administration of these grants, Grants Administration Branch offers information, technical assistance, and guidance on the grant processes, as well as develop a policy for State-specific application, reporting, and reimbursement policies. The Grant Administration Branch works extensively with the programmatic areas throughout the Emergency Management Division to ensure programs are delivered and reimbursed efficiently and effectively.


The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program provides funding to the AZ Division of Emergency Management, state agencies, local governments, and tribal partners in Arizona to sustain and enhance programs and resources to support a comprehensive, all-hazard emergency preparedness system.  The EMPG funding is a vital resource for all stakeholders as it supports and sustains the comprehensive programs in place for an all-hazards approach to emergency response.  EMPG will support program planning, training and exercise, travel, equipment, personnel and fringe, contractual, supplies, and other expenses as outlined in the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO).

The EMPG is a reimbursement grant that provides up to 50 percent costs which must be reasonable, allowable, allocable, and necessary under the grant program and must comply with all federal and state requirements and regulations.


The Governor’s Emergency Fund is allocated $4 million each fiscal year.  This fund assists communities to recover and rebuild following a state and/or federally declared disaster.   By managing this fund it ensures there are funds available to eligible applicants of the Public Assistance Program.  Funding for the Search and Rescue Contingency also comes from the Governor’s Emergency Fund.  This Contingency assists County Sheriffs to recover a portion of the expenses resulting from search and rescue missions.

Grant Administration Branch, manages several Mitigation Grants.  Mitigation grants provide funding for hazard mitigation plans and projects which reduce overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing the reliance on taxpayer-funded Federal disaster assistance for disaster recovery. These grants are pre and post-disaster (such as HMA grants).  Grants are administered through the Arizona Division of Emergency Management.

Managing these funds ensures that the program's stay on schedule project is completed in a timely manner.  


Arizona Revised Statutes Title 26 - Department of Emergency & Military Affairs

SFY 2022

House Bill 2893 established Section 105 in ARS Title 26 - Border Security Fund; exemption; reimbursement.  The Border Security Fund is established and consists of legislative appropriations, gifts, grants and other donations.  The Department of Emergency and Military Affairs shall administer the fund.   

Senate Bill 1823S Section 106 appropriated the sum of $55,000,000 from the state general fund in fiscal year 2020-2021 to the department of emergency and military affairs for deposit into the border security fund established by ARS 26-105. 

SFY 2023

Border Security Fund Appropriation

Arizona Laws 2022, Chapter 313 (HB2862) appropriated $209,205,000 to the Border Security Fund established by A.R.S. § 26-105. The funds will be distributed by the state treasurer beginning on October 1, 2022, per Laws 2022, Chapter 3212 (HB2871).

Border Barrier & Security Technology Appropriation

Arizona Laws 2022, Chapter 334 (HB2317) allocated $335,000,000 to the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs for the construction, administration, and maintenance of a physical border fence and for the purchase and installation of border security technologies, including cameras, sensors, drones, software and other equipment. 


National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)

The NEHRP leads the federal government’s efforts to reduce the fatalities, injuries and property losses caused by earthquakes.  NEHRP partners with state and local governments, universities, research centers, professional societies and trade associations and business.  University of Arizona-AZ Geological Survey is a sub-recipient for this fund. 

State Homeland Security Grant Program (Training)

The Grant Administration Branch assists the DEMA Training Branch with processing reimbursements to eligible state, county, local jurisdictions who participate in courses throughout Arizona. For more information, visit the EM Training Branch.  

Hazardous Materials Preparedness Grant

The Grant Administration Branch assists the DEMA Training Branch with processing reimbursements to eligible state, county, local jurisdictions who participate in courses throughout Arizona.  For more information, please visit the DEMA Training Branch webpage

Emergency Operations Center Grant Program (EOCGP)

The EOCGP is intended to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, strategically located, and fully interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. Fully capable emergency operations facilities at the state and local levels are an essential element of a comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major disasters or emergencies caused by any hazard.