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FEMA Announces New Post-Fire Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

May 9, 2019

FEMA announced the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Post Fire program as part of the agency’s implementation of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018. Section 1204 of the DRRA allows FEMA to provide HMGP Post Fire assistance to any area that received a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration on or after October 5, 2018. In previous fiscal years, funding for this program has been provided through appropriations. Now, it is a permanent, eligible HMGP program of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

The HMGP Post Fire amount available for eligible applicants with standard state or tribal hazard mitigation plans is $454,432 per declaration. Eligible applicants with enhanced state or tribal hazard mitigation plans may receive an amount of $605,909 per declaration.

Eligible states, federally-recognized tribes, or territories will have up to six months after the end of the fiscal year to apply for HMGP Post Fire funds. An eligible state, tribe, or territory applicant must have an FMAG declaration and a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan to receive a grant.

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Branch at (202) 646-3444 or FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov.

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