SANTA FE – Officials with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency remind communities, tribal entities, and state agencies that March 21, 2014, is the deadline for submitting a Notice of Interest to participate in the statewide Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Interested communities, tribal entities or state agencies need to submit a Notice of Interest before the March 21 deadline. This form is available at www.nmdhsem.org/Grants.aspx. After the Notice of Interest is received, the eligible applicants will be contacted for a review of the formal application process.
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding is a 75 percent federal and 25 percent non-federal grant program. The local jurisdiction, tribe or state agency is required to provide the 25 percent non-federal match, which can be in-kind or cash.
In order to be eligible for mitigation project funding, the community or tribe must have a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. Creating a plan or updating an existing plan can also be funded with Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding.
Editors’ note: The counties and tribal entities designated under the disaster declarations are:
DR 4148 – Bernalillo, Colfax, Luna, Sandoval, Sierra, and Socorro counties as well as Cochiti, Sandia, Kewa (Santa Domingo), San Felipe Pueblos, and the Navajo Nation.
DR 4152 – Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, De Baca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Guadalupe, Harding, Lincoln, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, and Torrance counties as well as Isleta, Sandia and Taos Pueblos, and the Navajo Nation.
The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is the state's homeland security and emergency management agency. The agency works to identify and lessen the effects of emergencies, disasters and threats to New Mexico by developing effective prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery actions for all disasters and emergencies.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.