Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

What is HMGP?

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides funding to state, local, and tribal governments so they can rebuild in a way that reduces, or mitigates, future disaster losses in their communities. This grant funding is available after a presidentially declared disaster.  HMGP assists communities in rebuilding in a better, stronger, and safer way in order to become more resilient overall.

When is the application cycle?

The application cycle for this program begins 30 days from the federally declared disaster and concludes eight months after the date of declaration. Jurisdictions that were affected by the disaster will be given priority if they decide to apply for mitigation funds. In the event they do not, then the grant opportunity will be open to all jurisdictions within the state.

Who is eligible to apply?

States, counties, territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and private nonprofit organizations are eligible applicants. Each sub-applicant must have a current FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan at time of award.

What is the Cost Share?

75% Federal/25% Local

What is the period of performance?

36 months after time of federal award.

How do I develop an application?

  • Submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the MT DES Mitigation Team.
  • Have access to the FEMA external E-Grants site, (The MT DES Mitigation Team can assist you through this process.)

Reference Material for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program