Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

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The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

Program Overview

The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (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:  

  • State
  • 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.

New Updates

02/27/2015 - FEMA has released the Fiscal Year 15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and Addendum.  This document is applicable for disasters declared on or after February 27, 2015.  

02/27/2015 - FEMA has released 23 resources and job aids for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs.

HMGP Guiding Documents

Additional HMGP Resources

Contact Information

FEMA Regional Offices

State Hazard Mitigation Officers

Last Updated: 
03/16/2015 - 17:05
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