Application Support Materials for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

The following application support materials are available to better support communities and provide detailed information on how to submit a complete and eligible application for funding. The materials below cover 13 of the most requested HMGP project types:

  • Acquisition and demolition
  • Advance assistance
  • Community safe rooms
  • Elevation
  • Flood risk reduction
  • Generators
  • Hurricane wind retrofit
  • Planning
  • Warning sirens and systems
  • Soil stabilization
  • Wildfire
  • Post wildfire soil stabilization
  • Post wildfire flood and sediment

More application support materials will be developed for additional project types in the near future.

The goal of the application support materials is to reduce barriers that prevent some communities from applying to the grant program. Each project type includes an overview of the requirements, guidance on submitting a complete application, and job aids on technical reviews and environmental and historic preservation (EHP) reviews. The following information is intended for guidance only and is not a request for information.

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Soil Stabilization: Information Required for Environmental Review

This Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants for soil stabilization mitigation projects. It outlines the required documentation needed for FEMA to carry out an Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation review of a project.

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Soil Stabilization Technical Review

This job aid supplement covers the requirements associated with the technical reviews for soil stabilization projects funded by Hazard Mitigation Assistance.

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Wildfire Technical Review

This job aid supplement covers the requirements associated with the technical reviews for fuels management and structural protection wildfire mitigation projects funded by Hazard Mitigation Assistance.

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Wildfire: Information Required for Environmental Review

This Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants for wildfire hazard mitigation projects. It outlines the required documentation needed for FEMA to carry out an Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation review of a project.

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Acquisition and Demolition Application Instructions

This document provides instructions on how to complete the application for an acquisition/demolition project under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This application can be used for projects that involve the voluntary acquisition of an existing flood-prone structure and the conversion of the acquired land to open space following structure demolition.

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Acquisition and Demolition Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application can be used for projects that involve the voluntary acquisition of an existing flood-prone structure and the conversion of the acquired land to open space following structure demolition. Acquisition projects are a long-term effort and require multiple steps.

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Acquisition and Demolition: Application Example Document

The following template is only intended to help the reader understand the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) application process.

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Warning Sirens and Systems: Application Instructions

This application can be used for projects intended to alert the nearby population of an imminent risk of natural hazards, such as tornado, tsunami, flash flooding, wildfire or any eligible hazard mitigation project that requires an emergency response.

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Warning Sirens and Systems: Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application can be used for projects intended to alert the nearby population of an imminent risk of natural hazards, such as tornado, tsunami, flash flooding, wildfire or any eligible hazard mitigation project that requires an emergency response.

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Warning Sirens and Systems: Application Example Document

The following template is only intended to help the reader understand FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) application process.

Last updated August 31, 2022