Grants & Finance

The purpose of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency's (RIEMA's) Grants Section is to facilitate grant programs with the purpose of enhancing the preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts throughout the State in order to protect life and property from all hazards and disasters.

EMPG Grants

Emergency Management Preparedness Grants

The purpose of the Emergency Management Preparedness Grant (EMPG) Program is to make grants available to assist local, tribal and state governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) Title VI of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA to make grants for the purpose of providing a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States from hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the Federal Government, States, and their political subdivisions.

Hazard Mitigation Grants

Hazard Mitigation Grants

The Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program is designed to provide funding to protect life and property from future natural disasters. Currently, there are three programs:

HSGP Grants

Homeland Security Grant Program

The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) supports the implementation of State Homeland Security Strategies to address the identified planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.

Public Assistance Grants

Public Assistance Grants

The mission of the Public Assistance Grant Program is to provide assistance to local, tribal and state governments and certain types of PNP organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Through the PA Program, supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance is provided for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain PNP organizations. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.

For additional information and resources on PA click here.