The HMGP provides funds to states, territories, tribal governments, and other communities after a disaster to reduce or eliminate future risk to lives and property from natural hazards.

As well as minimizing overall risk to lives and property, funding for hazard mitigation plans and projects is also intended to reduce the need for the reliance on taxpayer-funded federal assistance for disaster recovery. State and local governments, tribal organizations, and certain private non-profits may be eligible to apply for funding to cover projects including storm-water upgrades, drainage and culvert improvements, property acquisition, slope stabilization, infrastructure protection, seismic and wind retrofits, structure elevations, etc.

HMGP funding is available to all communities in the Commonwealth that meet the sub-applicant and project eligibility requirements. Federal funding for this grant program is available following a major federal disaster declaration. HMGP funds are available based on a percentage of the total Public Assistance and Individual Assistance programs.

FEMA’s hazard mitigation grant programs are not intended to fund repair, replacement, or deferred maintenance activities. They are designed to assist sub-applicants in developing long-term, cost-effective improvements that will reduce or eliminate risk of damage to people and property caused by natural hazards.  Projects that address operation, deferred or future maintenance, repairs or replacement (without a change in the level of protection provided) of existing structures, facilities, or infrastructure (e.g., dredging, debris removal, replacement of obsolete utility systems, bridges and facility repair/rehabilitation) are not considered eligible mitigation grant activities.

Application Period: CLOSED

Notification of Funds

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Briefing Presentation  pdf format of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Briefing Prese
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How to Apply

Applicants should download and complete the HMGP application. docx format of DR 4214 HMGP Application
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Download the DR 4214 HMGP application here: DR 4214 HMGP Application  docx format of DR 4214 HMGP Application
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FEMA Assurances Package 2015  pdf format of FEMA Assurances Package 2015

All mitigation grant program applications require a completed benefit-cost analysis (BCA) to be submitted with the application for funding.

Mitigation Grant Guidance

Common Grant Guidance

HMA Unified Guidance

Mitigation Grant Program Resources Flyer docx format of Mitigation Grant Program Resources Flyer