HMPG – 2016

The purpose of the HMGP program is to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential major disaster declaration. Hazard mitigation is any action taken to reduce or eliminate long term risk to people and property from natural hazards. Mitigation planning is a key process used to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The HMPG is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

What are the minimum project criteria?

  1. There are five issues you must consider when determining the eligibility of a proposed project.
  2. Does your project conform to your State’s Hazard Mitigation Plan?
  3. Does your project provide a beneficial impact on the disaster area, i.e. the State?
  4. Does your application meet the historic preservation and environmental requirements?
  5. Does your project solve a problem independently?
  6. Is your project cost-effective?
  7.  Does your locality have a local mitigation plan?

Eligible Project

  • Dry Flood-proofing of Historic Residential Structures
  • Dry Flood-proofing of Non-residential Structures
  • Generators
  • Infrastructure Retrofit
  •  Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects
  • Mitigation Reconstruction
  • Non-localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects
  • Non-structural Retrofitting of Existing Buildings and Facilities
  • Property Acquisition and Structure Demolition
  • Property Acquisition and Structure Relocation
  • Safe Room Construction
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Structural Retrofitting of Existing Buildings
  • Structure Elevation
  • Wildfire Mitigation
  • Wind Retrofit for One- and Two-Family Residences


Application Deadlines (All applications should be submitted through the web portal below) (Chrome Only)
2017 Mitigation Project Idea (for 2017 Hurricane Matthew ONLY – Mitigation Disaster Funding) – April 14, 2017
Portal Name: Mitigation_2017_Proposal_Upload

Username: Applicant
Password: MSO2017


Application Deadlines (All applications should be submitted through the web portal below) (Chrome Only)
2016 Mitigation Project Idea (for 2016 Winter Storm ONLY – Mitigation Disaster Funding) – October 31, 2016
Portal Name: Mitigation_2016_Storms_Only_Proposal_Upload_16
Username: Applicant
Password: MSO2016

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