The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. The HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
Eligible Applicants and/or Subapplicants:
- Local governments
- Indian tribes or other tribal organizations
- Private non-profit organizations
Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however an eligible Applicant or Subapplicant may apply on their behalf.
***HMGP New Updates
07/2013 - The updated Fiscal Year 2013 Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance (effective as of July 12, 2013) is now available.
05/2013 - The Sandy Recovery and Improvement Act (SRIA) of 2013 directs FEMA to streamline HMGP activities and implement the program in a timelier manner.
HMGP Guiding Documents
- For disasters declared on or after June 1, 2010, please refer to the FY 2011 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance.
- For disasters declared on or after June 1, 2009 and prior to June 1, 2010 please refer to the FY 2010 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance.
- For disasters declared prior to June 1, 2009, please refer to the HMGP Desk Reference.
Additional HMGP Resources
- Roles of the Local Community, State, and FEMA in HMA
- HMGP Frequently Asked Questions
- HMGP Brochure
- Eligible Acitivities Chart
- EHP at-a-Glance Guide: Project Planning with Considerations for EHP Compliance