Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program 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. Both hazard mitigation plans and projects are meant to reduce the need for future federal assistance from disaster recovery. Mitigation also minimizes overall risk to lives and property. State and local governments, tribal governments, and certain private non-profits may be eligible to apply for funding to cover projects including:

  • Property Acquisitions
  • Drainage and Culvert Improvements
  • Slope Stabilization
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Storm-water Projects
  • Wildfire Mitigation
  • Warning Sirens
  • Seismic and Wind Retrofits 
  • Structure Elevations
  • Mitigation Plan Updates

HMGP funding is available to all communities across the State 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 assistance provided to the State in the Public Assistance and Individual Assistance programs. The HMGP is competetive statewide and is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Please understand that the FEMA 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 from these disasters.

Declaration information is available through the Disaster number linked below. 

Application Period:                                                                                                                 

Disaster #4691            FEMA Submission Deadline:  September 4, 2024

Disaster #4701            FEMA Submission Deadline: October 3, 2024

Disaster #4712           Final Application Submission for State Review: August 12, 2024

                                         FEMA Submission Deadline: November 13, 2024

Disaster #4729           Final Application Submission for State Review: August 14, 2024 

                                         FEMA Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024         

Disaster #4735           Final Application Submission for State Review:  September 2, 2024

                                         FEMA Submission Deadline: December 3, 2024

Disaster #4742           Final Application Submission for State Review:  September 25, 2024     

                                         FEMA Submission Deadline: December 26, 2024

Disaster #4751           Final Application Submission for State Review: September 12, 2024       

                                        FEMA Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024 

Disaster #4792          Pre-Application/Statement of Intent Deadline: August 7, 2024

                                        Final Application Submission for State Review: February 6, 2025

                                        FEMA Submission Deadline: May 7, 2025


Please complete the Pre-Application Form (Statement of Intent) below, if interested in a possible project


Additional Resources:

Pre-Application Form (Statement of Intent)

Hazard Mitigation Project Grant Application

Hazard Mitigation Generator Worksheet

Hazard Mitigation Permanent Generator Worksheet

Drought Worksheet

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - FEMA

Nature-based Solutions Information

Nature-based Solutions Site

Mitigation Action Portfolio - MAP