Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Appeals Database

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The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides grants to state, local, tribal and territorial 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.

An eligible applicant may appeal any FEMA determination regarding applications submitted for funding under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The appeal process allows applicants to request a reconsideration of the decision against program requirements. There are two levels of appeals. The Regional Administrator decides first appeals. If FEMA denies the appeal, the applicant may submit a second appeal to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation. If FEMA approves an appeal, FEMA will take the appropriate action to implement the decision.

The Appeals Database is an online, searchable database containing FEMA responses to applicant appeals for assistance. The database houses HMGP second appeal records since 1988 and first level appeals since 2011. The purpose of the database is to inform the public on how program requirements are applied.

For more information on the terms used in the appeal database, users can reference the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Digest for a brief summary of the basic program elements.

FEMA converted letters to a text searchable format. A small percentage of translation error may have occurred.

This database contains historical records and some determinations may have been superseded by new guidance or policy. Questions can be addressed to the Grants Policy Branch at FEMA-HMA-Grants-Policy@fema.dhs

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance datasets are also available through OpenFEMA .

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Jurisdiction Applicant Name Related Disaster Declarations Date Determination Letter Signedsort ascending Appeal Type Related Appeals
FDEM - State Management Costs Request Florida Division of Emergency Management
Florida Tropical Storm Fay (DR-1785)
Florida Hurricane Gustav (DR-1806)
Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1831)
Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1840)
August 8, 2014 2nd
City of Tulsa - Elm Creek Basin Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm (DR-1883)
July 14, 2014 2nd
Lancaster County, VA - Elevations Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Including Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ernesto (DR-1661)
June 6, 2014 2nd
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - Administrative Costs NEMIS Calculation Error Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Oregon Severe Winter Storm and Flooding (DR-1683)
May 25, 2014 2nd
Murphysboro, Illinois Waste Water Treatment Plant - Vehicular Access Relocation Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1935)
May 14, 2014 1st
Jackson Township, PA - Lease Agreement Authorizing Sub-Surface Gas Drilling beneath HMGP-Acquired Land Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan (DR-1557)
May 7, 2014 2nd
Richland Parish, Rayville, LA - Neighborhood Drainage Project Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana Hurricane Katrina (DR-1603)
March 31, 2014 1st
Washington Parish, LA - Elevation Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana Hurricane Gustav (DR-1786)
March 31, 2014 1st
Pointe Coupee Parish, LA - Drainage, Valverda Subdivision Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana Hurricane Gustav (DR-1786)
March 31, 2014 1st
Galveston, TX - Pump Station Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Hurricane Ike (DR-1791)
March 27, 2014 1st

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