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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Appeals Database

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This database contains historical records and some determinations may have been superseded by new guidance or policy.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 Signed Appeal Type
Tangipahoa Parish, LA - Wind Retrofit Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Greenville, SC South Carolina Emergency Management Division 1st
Farmers Branch, TX - Bridge Elevation Texas Division of Emergency Management 1st
Cormal County, TX - Flood Retention Texas Division of Emergency Management 1st
Baldwin County, AL Alabama Emergency Management Agency 1st
Isle of Wight County, VA - Acquisition Virginia Department of Emergency Management 1st
General Land Office, TX - Rollover Pass Texas Division of Emergency Management 1st
St. Martin Parish Stephensville, LA - Pumping Station Retrofit Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, LA - Elevation Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Tangipahoa Parish, LA - Drainage, Brushy Creek Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Lompoc, CA - Santa Ynez River Bank Stabilization California Governor's Office of Emergency Services 1st
St. Mary Parish, LA - Drainage Improvement Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Shelton, CT, Indian Wells Rd - Elevation Connecticut Office of Emergency Management 1st
Tangipahoa Parish, LA - Drainage, Chappeela Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Calcasieu Parish, LA - Elevation of 5 Residential Structures Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Evangeline Parish, LA - Retrofit of 10 critical facilities Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Iberia Parish, LA - Open Cell Technology Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness 1st
Georgetown County, SC, Relocation and Upgrading of County Emergency Operations Center South Carolina Emergency Management Division August 27, 1993 2nd
Birmingham-Jefferson County Outdoor Warning System Sirens Alabama Emergency Management Agency
EHP
September 2, 1993 2nd
Des Moines County, Iowa - Elevations Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division April 13, 1995 Supplemental
Iowa Emergency Management Division, Geographic Information System Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division November 1, 1995 2nd
Dodge County, NE, Elkhorn River Bank Reconstruction and Stabilization Nebraska Emergency Management Agency December 24, 1996 2nd
Delaware Electric Cooperative, Generator Purchase Delaware Emergency Management Agency January 28, 1997 2nd
Venice, Florida - Hurricane Information Center Construction in the Venice Public Library Florida Division of Emergency Management May 12, 1997 2nd
Venice, Florida - Hurricane Information Center Construction in the Venice Public Library Florida Division of Emergency Management May 12, 1997 2nd
Borough of Olyphant, PA - Land Purchase for Floodwall and Levee Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency June 2, 1997 2nd
Dodge County, NE, Elkhorn River Bank Reconstruction and Stabilization Nebraska Emergency Management Agency August 4, 1997 Supplemental
Nemaha Natural Resources District - HMGP Flood Control Project Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
EHP
August 14, 1997 2nd
Sarpy County, NE - Western Sarpy Levee Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
EHP
October 28, 1997 2nd
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Drought Early Warning System Nebraska Emergency Management Agency December 19, 1997 2nd
Oklahoma City - Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building HMGP projects Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
January 9, 1998 2nd
Village of Dodge, NE, Levee Project Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
EHP
February 10, 1998 2nd
Halstead, Kansas, Acquisition/Relocation and Elevation Kansas Division of Emergency Management February 24, 1998 2nd
Strong City, KS - Acquisitions Kansas Division of Emergency Management January 17, 2008 2nd
Bismarck, ND - Jackman Coulee Project North Dakota Department of Emergency Services March 6, 2008 2nd
Barnes County, ND - Acquistion North Dakota Department of Emergency Services March 6, 2008 2nd
Laguna Niguel, Niguel Summit/Crown Cove Acquisitions California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
EHP
May 19, 2008 2nd
Bayou La Batre, AL - Waste Water Treatment Plant Relocation Alabama Emergency Management Agency June 27, 2009 2nd
St. Lucie County, Indian River Estates - Drainage System Upgrade Florida Division of Emergency Management July 27, 2009 2nd
Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration Global Match Project for Pilot Reconstruction of Commercial Structures (3 casinos) Mississippi Emergency Management Agency October 9, 2009 2nd
Pearlington Water System, Global Match Mississippi Emergency Management Agency May 13, 2010 2nd
Wahoo, NE, Lake Wanahoo Earth Embankment Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
EHP
July 14, 2010 2nd
Desoto Memorial Hospital, Wind Retrofit Florida Division of Emergency Management July 19, 2010 2nd
Unified School District 437, KS - Auburn Elementary School Safe Room Kansas Division of Emergency Management August 18, 2010 1st
Greene County/Drury University, Safe Room Missouri Emergency Management Agency September 23, 2010 1st
Big Bear Lake - Shake Shingle Roof Replacement California Governor's Office of Emergency Services November 9, 2010 2nd
Barlow Bend Community Action League Community Safe Room Alabama Emergency Management Agency December 27, 2010 2nd
Leavenworth Unified School District, Safe Room Kansas Division of Emergency Management January 12, 2011 1st
Huntsville, AL - Dallas Branch and Pinhook Creek Drainage Improvement Project Alabama Emergency Management Agency
EHP
February 7, 2011 1st
AEMA Sandbagger (5%-lnitiative Program) Alabama Emergency Management Agency February 14, 2011 1st
Twin Valley REC Retrofitting of Existing Electrical Lines Kansas Division of Emergency Management February 14, 2011 1st
Gloucester County, VA - Elevations and Acquisition Virginia Department of Emergency Management April 6, 2011 1st
AEMA Sandbagger (5%-lnitiative Program) Alabama Emergency Management Agency May 13, 2011 2nd
Lyon County, Kansas - Acquisition Project Kansas Division of Emergency Management June 30, 2011 1st
Greene County/Drury University, Safe Room Missouri Emergency Management Agency July 11, 2011 2nd
Resurrection Catholic School, Wichita, KS - Safe Room Kansas Division of Emergency Management July 11, 2011 2nd
The Conservation Fund, Cade Ranch Vacant Land Acquisition Texas Division of Emergency Management August 19, 2011 2nd
Wichita, KS - Dry Creek Detention Basin Kansas Division of Emergency Management August 19, 2011 2nd
Wichita, KS - Dry Creek Detention Basin Kansas Division of Emergency Management September 2, 2011 1st
Villages of Wellington, Palm Beach County, FL - Wind Retrofit Florida Division of Emergency Management September 4, 2011 1st
Leavenworth Unified School District, Safe Room Kansas Division of Emergency Management September 9, 2011 2nd
Huntsville, AL - Dallas Branch and Pinhook Creek Drainage Improvement Project Alabama Emergency Management Agency
EHP
September 27, 2011 2nd
Spencer County, IN - Safe Room proposal for Public Service and 911 Center Indiana State Emergency Management Agency October 3, 2011 1st
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Woodlawn Drive Bridge Flood Mitigation Hawaii State Civil Defense
EHP
October 5, 2011 2nd
Scituate, MA, Elevation at Edward Foster Road Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency November 1, 2011 1st
Gloucester County, VA - Elevations and Acquisition Virginia Department of Emergency Management February 24, 2012 2nd
Tampa General Hospital, FL - Wind Retrofit Florida Division of Emergency Management May 3, 2012 1st
Lyon County, Kansas - Acquisition Project Kansas Division of Emergency Management May 18, 2012 2nd
Florida Division of Emergency Management - Denial of Scope of Work and Budget increase for statewide residential retrofit program Florida Division of Emergency Management June 4, 2012 1st
Pleasant Hill, IA - Property Acquisition Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division June 29, 2012 1st
Pleasant Hill, IA - Property Acquisition Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division June 29, 2012 1st
Wisconsin Emergency Alert Common Alerting Protocol purchase and installation Wisconsin Emergency Management July 12, 2012 1st
Baldwin County, Summerdale, AL - Elevation at River Road Alabama Emergency Management Agency July 17, 2012 1st
Scituate, MA, Elevation at Edward Foster Road Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency August 16, 2012 2nd
Riverside Hospital - Casa Center Wind Retrofit Texas Division of Emergency Management August 31, 2012 1st
Riverside Hospital - Main Campus Wind Retrofit Texas Division of Emergency Mangement August 31, 2012 1st
Pearl River County, MS - Pearl River County Acquistion, Request for land Use Mississippi Emergency Management Agency October 15, 2012 1st
Dyersville, IA - Flood Mitigation Buyout Project Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division October 18, 2012 1st
St. Lucie County, FL, School Board 17 - Wind Retrofit Florida Division of Emergency Management
EHP
November 2, 2012 1st
Camano Island Fire & Rescue District Seismic Retrofit Washington Military Department Division of Emergency Management November 15, 2012 1st
Battle Creek, NE - Flood Diversion Project Nebraska Emergency Management Agency December 18, 2012 1st
Accomack County, VA - Elevation Virginia Department of Emergency Management January 24, 2013 1st
Pittsfield, VT, Route 100 - Acquisition Vermont Emergency Management Agency January 31, 2013 1st
Braintree, VT, Thayer Brook Rd. - Acquisition Vermont Emergency Management Agency February 5, 2013 1st
Sharon, VT, Green’s trailer Park - Acquistion Vermont Emergency Management Agency February 7, 2013 1st
Accomack County, VA - Elevation Virginia Department of Emergency Management March 4, 2013 2nd
Warwick, RI, Wastewater Treatment Facility Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
EHP
April 6, 2013 2nd
Pointe Coupee Parish, LA - Drainage, John Audubon Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness May 13, 2013 1st
Mount Sinai, FL - Mount Sinai Appeal Florida Division of Emergency Management June 24, 2013 1st
Leavenworth, KS - Riverfront Community Center Floodwall Kansas Division of Emergency Management August 6, 2013 1st
Clark County Fiscal Court, KY - Riverview Mobile Home Park Acquisition Kentucky Emergency Management August 8, 2013 1st
St. Robert, Missouri - Community Safe Room Missouri Emergency Management Agency August 27, 2013 1st
City of Tulsa - Elm Creek Basin Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management August 27, 2013 1st
St. Robert, Missouri - Community Safe Room Missouri Emergency Management Agency August 27, 2013 1st
Camano Island Fire & Rescue District Seismic Retrofit Washington Military Department Division of Emergency Management November 8, 2013 2nd
Chesapeake, VA - scope of work change from acquisition to elevation Virginia Department of Emergency Management November 15, 2013 1st
Lancaster County, VA - Elevations Virginia Department of Emergency Management November 27, 2013 1st
Jackson Township, PA - Lease Agreement Authorizing Sub-Surface Gas Drilling on HMGP-Acquired Land Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency December 17, 2013 1st
Yazoo River Backwater Flood Drainage Prevention Project, MS Mississippi Emergency Management Agency January 22, 2014 1st
St. Robert, Missouri - Community Safe Room Missouri Emergency Management Agency January 31, 2014 2nd
St. Robert, Missouri - Community Safe Room Missouri Emergency Management Agency January 31, 2014 2nd
Leavenworth, KS - Riverfront Community Center Floodwall Kansas Division of Emergency Management February 26, 2014 2nd
Galveston, TX - Pump Station Texas Division of Emergency Management March 27, 2014 1st
Pointe Coupee Parish, LA - Drainage, Valverda Subdivision Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness March 31, 2014 1st
Richland Parish, Rayville, LA - Neighborhood Drainage Project Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness March 31, 2014 1st
Washington Parish, LA - Elevation Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness March 31, 2014 1st
Murphysboro, Illinois Waste Water Treatment Plant - Vehicular Access Relocation Illinois Emergency Management Agency May 14, 2014 1st
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - Administrative Costs NEMIS Calculation Error Oregon Office of Emergency Management May 25, 2014 2nd
Lancaster County, VA - Elevations Virginia Department of Emergency Management June 6, 2014 2nd
City of Tulsa - Elm Creek Basin Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management July 14, 2014 2nd
FDEM - State Management Costs Request Florida Division of Emergency Management August 8, 2014 2nd
AEMA State Management Costs availability period, and subgrant POP, extension requests Alabama Emergency Management Agency February 27, 2015 1st
New Hartford, Iowa Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division June 15, 2015 1st
MEMA Scope of Work Change - Monroe County Mississippi Emergency Management Agency June 30, 2015 1st
Cozy Corner safe room project - Stearns County Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management December 7, 2015 1st
Yellow Creek Volunteer Fire Department Alabama Emergency Management Agency February 4, 2016 2nd
Hallandale Beach, Florida - Northeast Quadrant Drainage Project Florida Division of Emergency Management April 11, 2016 2nd
Brownington, Manchester, and Pittsford, VT - Three Flood-related projects Vermont Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security April 12, 2016 2nd
Kokomo, Indiana - Open Space Development Restriction Indiana Department of Homeland Security April 14, 2016 2nd
City of Prairie du Chien, WI Wisconsin Emergency Management
EHP
August 24, 2016 1st
Somerset County Crisfield MD Maryland Emergency Management Agency August 29, 2016 1st
Rebuild NW Florida, Inc. Florida Division of Emergency Management January 11, 2017 2nd
Somerset County Crisfield MD Maryland Emergency Management Agency January 11, 2017 2nd
Ocean City MD Elevation Appeal Maryland Emergency Management Agency April 26, 2017 1st
Ocean City MD Maryland Emergency Management Agency April 26, 2017 1st
Baldwin County - Alabama Alabama Emergency Management Agency May 2, 2017 1st
Greenville, SC South Carolina Emergency Management Division May 25, 2017 1st
St. Tammany Parish, LA Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness January 3, 2018 1st
Midwest City, OK Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management April 12, 2018 2nd
Coeur d'Alene Tribe Idaho Office of Emergency Management May 29, 2018 1st