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Agency:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource:

(FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Overview:

Provides funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments so they can rebuild in a way that reduces, or mitigates, future disaster losses in their communities. Grant funding is available after a presidentially declared disaster. Funding may be available to homeowners to help rebuild their homes stronger than they were before the disaster. Flood insurance is a separate policy that can cover buildings, the contents in a building, or both.

Funding Information:

  • Available funding under a particular disaster declaration is limited.
  • Amount of HMGP funding available to applicant is based on estimated Federal assistance, subject to sliding scale formula outlined in 44 CFR 206.432(b).
  • For states and Tribes with Standard Mitigation Plan - up to 15 percent of first $2 billion of estimated aggregate amounts disaster assistance is available. See 44 CFR 206.432(b).
  • For states and Tribes with Enhanced Mitigation Plans - eligible assistance is up to 20 percent for estimated aggregate amounts of disaster assistance. See 44 CFR 206.432(b).
  • FEMA can fund up to 75 percent of eligible costs for each project.
  • State or recipient must provide 25 percent cost share match. Can be combination of cash and in-kind sources.
  • Funding from other Federal sources cannot be used for 25 percent share with one exception: funding provided to states under CDBG program from HUD can be used to meet the non- Federal cost share requirement

Resource Website(s):

http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program

Keywords:

Individual/Household, Local Government, State Government, Tribal, Recovering from a Flood, Financial Assistance

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