NOI’s and Subapplications are being accepted on a rolling basis. HMGP is an excellent opportunity to make or update a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) or implement a high ranking project from your LHMP!
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Eligibility: State agencies, local governments, special districts, and Federally recognized tribes. Some private nonprofit organizations are eligible consistent with 44 CFR §206.221and 206.434.
The goal of HMGP is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while at the same time reducing reliance on federal funding from Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) disaster declarations. This program will provide the opportunity to advance capital projects on a community level, ready for investment that will reduce risks, prevent loss of life and leads to significant savings by reducing damage from future disasters and lowering flood insurance premiums. FEMA also allows funding to be used to develop or update a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. You must be covered by a current LHMP (your own or multi-jurisdictional) in order to be eligible for project funding.