Grant Updates

The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is dedicated to ensuring the protection of life and property for every person, place and organization across the entire state. We are responsible for emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
DHSEM compiles weekly updates regarding activities, collaboration with partners and progress to meet the requirements of grants funding. So that we may present the most accurate information, updates are comprised of the entire week prior to the reporting date.
Week Ending May 3, 2019
Recovery Grants
Since 1954, West Virginia has experienced seventy disasters in which the President has made a formal Disaster Declaration.
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program* (HMGP) provides grants to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a Major Disaster Declaration. The HMGP was created to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters. The program enables mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. For communities without FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plans, the program also provides funding to help develop plans.
*Federal funding available following a Presidential Disaster Declaration, up to 15% of the total funds spent on an individual disaster. Federal funding available following a Presidential Disaster Declaration, up to 15% of the total funds spent on an individual disaster.
HMGP Progress for Disaster Declaration 4273: June 2016 Flooding
  • DHSEM received 116 applications from local governments asking for assistance.        
  • DHSEM reviewed, scored and submitted all applications to FEMA, including those on the Oversubscribed list so all applications are eligible for funding through HMGP if additional funding becomes available.
  • Of the 116 applications, DHSEM approved 78 applications within the funding allowance.
HMGP (DR-4273) Applications: Funding Approved (by FEMA) as of May 6, 2019
Planning
Elevation
Generators
Mapping
Acquisition-Demolition
Mitigation-Reconstruction
Total
$60,000
$576,038
$5,996,523
$3,000,000
$2,780,076
$1,235,165
$13,647,802
*The HMGP is a “reimbursement program”. This means that an applicant receives the award after they submit invoices and receipts for the approved project. Some applicants choose to submit invoices throughout the project, while others choose to wait until the project is complete and submit invoices and receipts for the entirety of the project.
In addition to the 2016 flood disaster declaration, the current progress for HMGP in other declarations is as follows:
Disaster Number (Year of Declaration)
12 Month Lock-in Amount
Total Project Cost Estimate
Federal Share Obligated (75% of total)
Number of Projects
Number of Approved Projects
*4071 (2012)
$2,146,962.00
$2,745,803.00
$1,818,903.00
8
7
*4132 (2013)
$499,910.00
$512,039.00
$384,312.00
6
6
4210 (2015)
$4,845,390.00
$6,231,990.00
$4,765,718.00
18
18
4219 (2015)
$1,531,936.00
$2,211,645.00
$1,592,115.00
9
9
4220 (2015)
$1,063,290.00
$1,392,644.00
$1,044,483.00
6
6
4221 (2015)
$1,176,567.00
$1,582,149.00
$1,186,614.00
6
6
4236 (2015)
$1,359,816.00
$1,886,014.00
$1,227,011.00
6
5
4273 (2016)
$52,250,438.00
$184,496,813.00
$11,225,259.50
123
46
4331 (2017)
$2,697,208.00
$91,875,153.00
$0.00
16
0
4359 (2018)
Undetermined
Undetermined
Undetermined
Undetermined
Undetermined
4378 (2018) 
Undetermined
Undetermined
Undetermined
Undetermined
Undetermined
Totals
$67,571,517.00
$292,934,250.00
$23,244,415.50
198
103
 
FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) grant program provides federal assistance to government organizations and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration. 
Declaration Number (Year of Declaration)
 Obligated Amount
Drawdown FY19
Quarter 3
Drawdown of FEMA Funds Cumulative (expended)
 Obligated Amount Available
Number of Projects
Number of Approved
Projects
4210 (2015)
$31,528,127.88
$1,700.31
$23,586,410.88
$7,941,717.00
553
553
4219 (2015)
$9,345,621.47
$226,397.53
$7,810,332.16
$1,535,289.31
302
302
4220 (2015)
$7,192,880.46
($30,459.39)
$5,551,466.04
$1,641,414.42
95
95
4221 (2015)
$7,542,561.86
$0.00
$5,906,410.95
$1,636,150.91
79
79
4236 (2015)
$8,792,170.14
$0.00
$7,506,749.92
$1,285,420.22
222
222
4273 (2016)
$119,436,552.66
$301,377.79
$82,816,535.27
$36,620,017.39
984
984
4331 (2017)
$13,662,864.01
$143,749.50
$8,290,894.36
$5,371,969.65
267
267
4359 (2018)
$42,352,428.80
$511,790.59
$1,861,689.71
$40,490,739.09
124
124
4378 (2018)
$1,488,943.03
$164,496.31
$523,707.15
$965,235.88
58
58
Total:
$241,342,150.31
$1,319,052.64
$143,854,196.44
$97,487,953.87
2,684
2,684
The NFIP provides affordable insurance to property owners, renters and businesses and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. For more information, please contact Kevin Sneed kevin.l.sneed@wv.gov or your local floodplain manager.
Grant Period
Grant Number
Grant Amount
Grant Overview /Purpose
04-01-18 to 7-01-19
EMP-2018 CA00013           
80% Federally funded, 20% State Match
$193,370.00
Supporting Staff of the NFIP Section for All activities
09-30-16 to 09-30-19
EMP-2016-CA00005          
100% Federally funded
$1,150,000.00
Mapping activities and WV Flood Tool
09-30-17 to 09-30-20
EMP-2017-CA00002            
100% Federally funded
$1,429,232.52
Mapping activities and WV Flood Tool
09-30-18 to 09-30-21
EMP-2018-CA-00009         
100% Federally funded
$4,920,000.00
Mapping activities and WV Flood Tool
 
Preparedness Grants
The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.
This grant program funds a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas.
Applicants include emergency management agencies, local law enforcement, fire departments, health departments, local school systems, state agencies, the WV Intelligence/Fusion Center, and other related stakeholders.
A minimum of 80% of the available funds must be awarded to local entities. In addition, a minimum of 25% of the total award must be made to law enforcement agencies. This grant also requires that funds be used to support the WV Intelligence Fusion Center and cyber security activities.
Year
Award Amount
Grants Awarded
# of Open Grants
# of Closed Grants
Remaining Funds
Grant Closes
2016
$3,734,500
75
7
68
$0*
4/30/19
2017
$3,752,000
42
3
39
$0*
8/31/2020
2018
$3,980,000
54
50
4
$0*
8/31/2021
2019
$4,077,500
 In Process
$4,077,500 
8/31/2022
*All funds have been obligated.
 
The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is intended to help ensure the provision of a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States.  The EMPG program enables the state to develop and provide coordination, guidance, and assistance to support a comprehensive preparedness and response system to address all hazards. 
This grant program funds a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment, training, exercises, and management and administration for DHSEM and county emergency management agencies across the state.  Twenty-eight DHSEM staff are paid by EMPG funding, as are over 100 local emergency management staff. 
This grant has no pass-through requirement, though we pass through about $2.5 million to county EMAs each year.  This grant has a 50% match requirement, so each grant dollar must be matched with non-federal match (hard or in-kind). 
This grant has numerous eligibility and programmatic requirements that require considerable effort for the state to remain qualified to receive the funding.
Year
Award Amount
Grants Awarded
# of Open Grants
# of Closed Grants
Unobligated
Funds
Grant Closes
2015
$3,821,831
42
0
42
$0*
9/30/2018
2016
$3,815,619
38
32
6
Unknown**
3/30/2019
2017
$3,801,253
43
43
0
Unknown**
9/30/2019
2018
$3,782,528
0
0
0
$0***
9/30/2019
2019
$7,543,188
In process
9/30/2020
*All money has been expended but drawdown has not completed because of improper matching.
** FY 16 and FY 17 state expenses have been used to cover FY 15.   We are working to accurately reflect the expenses in the proper year in the accounting system so that we can determine if there is any residual that can be reallocated. 
*** All 2018 funds have been obligated according to the current approved workplan. 
 
The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with broader state and local preparedness efforts. NSGP provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security activities of the high-risk nonprofit organizations.
Prior to 2018, WV was not eligible for these funds. 
Year
Award Amount
Grants Awarded
# of Open Grants
# of Closed Grants
Remaining Funds
Grant Closes
2018
$211,201.72
3
3
0
$0*
8/31/2021
2019
$150,000
In process
8/31/2022
*All funds have been obligated.
The Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant helps the state develop, improve and carry out emergency plans and procedures within the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) guidelines. 
This grant program funds a range of preparedness activities focused on planning, training, and exercises related to developing and sustaining the capability to respond to transportation incidents involving hazardous materials.  This grant will not fund the purchase of response equipment. 
This grant is funded by the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). 
Year
Award Amount
Grants Awarded
# of Open Grants
# of Closed Grants
Unobligated
Funds
Grant Closes
2015
$198,828
In process
$0*
9/30/2017
2016
$317,804
In process
Unknown**
9/30/2018
2017
$320,048
In process
Unknown**
9/30/2019
2018
$291,619
In process
Unknown**
9/30/2019
2019
$399,279
In process
 
9/30/2020
State Emergency Response Commission Grant to LEPCs
Using funds collected through the Tier II program, the State Emergency Response Commission allocates a small amount of funding each year to support Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) across the state.  This funding is used by LEPCs to cover the basic operational expenses of the LEPC, revise plans, conduct training and exercises, and undertake community preparedness activities. 
Year
Award Amount
Grants Awarded
# of Open Grants
# of Closed Grants
Unpaid Funds
Grant Closes
2015
$110,000
9
0
9
$0
8/31/2016
2016
$55,000
21
0
21
$0
8/31/2017
2017
$55,000
17
0
17
$0
8/31/2018
2018
$110,000
16
16
0
$34,000
8/31/2019
2019
$82,500
In process
2/1/2020
*2019 SERC grant application distributed to LEPCs on April 10th