Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program 2017


Program Name

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program 2017

Fund Source FEMA
Amount Available Grants are awarded through two yearly grant programs and one disaster funded grant program. The HMA program is subject to the availability of federal appropriation funding or presidential disaster declaration. Available funding for the Pre-disaster Mitigation  grant is $90 million with a state set aside of $575,000. Available funding for Flood Mitigation Assistance is $160 million. The FY 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance remains valid for FY 2017.
Funds Released to States? See Guidance document below.
State Administering Agency VDEM
Purpose/Description To support state and local Hazard Mitigation structural and planning projects
Eligible Applicants See eligibility requirements below.
Eligibility Requirements a) State-level agencies, including State institutions;

b) Public colleges or universities; and

c) Local jurisdictions that are participating in the NFIP.
All localities must have a FEMA approved 322 local-all hazard mitigation plan prior to application. The project must conform with the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, conform with environmental, historical, and economic justice issues, provide a long-term solution for the community, demonstrate cost-effectiveness, comply with program regulations, and be consistent with the State and local government’s overall mitigation strategies as listed in their all-hazard mitigation plan.

Application/Report Forms Open Space Applicant/Sub-applicant Agreement

Applicant Signature Package

Form: Acceptance of E-grant Data Entry Rules

Project Grant Application

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations: Title 2 – Grants and Agreements

Planning Grant Application

FY 2015 HMA Guidance

HMA Application Checklist

FY 2016 HMA Grants Presentation – [pptx]

Deadlines Completed HMA applications are due to VDEM no later than close of business on September 14, 2017. Applications must be electronically submitted using the VDEM Grants Portal.

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Attachments that are too large for email can be sent to:

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Disaster Grants
10501 Trade Court

Richmond, VA 23236

Grant Reporting Requirements Quarterly progress reports for periods ending June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31 are due 15 days after the close of quarter.
Award/Closing Dates Project length: up to 36 months
Disbursements Requests for reimbursement of project expenditures should be sent to the Hazard Mitigation Coordinator assigned to your region.
VDEM Contact Mitigation questions should be forwarded to:

Robbie Coates, Grants Manager – Disaster Programs


Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund