FY23 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

This opportunity is maintained by Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs

Program Status


Eligible Entities

Cities, Counties, Towns, Planning Districts, State Agencies, Tribal Government

Applications Open

Applications Close

April 28, 2023

Originally Posted

February 6, 2022


HMGP Grant Intent

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides funding to state, local, tribal, and territory governments so that they can rebuild in a way that either reduces or mitigates future disaster-related losses in their communities. Unlike the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA) which is an annually-recurring grant opportunity, the grant funding through HMGP is made available following a presidentially declared disaster, and these funds must be requested by a governor or tribal executive in eligible communities in a state, tribe, or territory.


Application Period

FEMA Application Period: Open.

HMGP DR-4644 application deadline to VDEM: April 28th, 2023 5:00 PM EST. This will give VDEM time to review all applications, request additional information, and submit all project sub-applications through the FEMA GO system by FEMA’s application deadline.

HMA Program Webinars

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is hosting a series of webinars regarding HMGP grant opportunity DR-4644 (Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm). During these webinars, participants will receive information about mitigation grant funding opportunities for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). These hazard mitigation grants are essential to reducing the long-term risk to life and property. VDEM encourages the emergency management community to coordinate with your internal stakeholders and review hazard mitigation plans for high-priority projects to submit for potential funding. Below is the registration information.

March 14, 2023

2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Register Here

March 22, 2023

2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Register Here

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alex Krupp, Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer, at (804) 213-6524 or alexander.krupp@vdem.virginia.gov.

Eligible Project Types

Who can apply?

Additional Eligibility Criteria

Following a disaster event, states, local governments, tribes and territories are required to perform a joint preliminary disaster assessment of the impacted area with FEMA. This helps determine if a major disaster declaration is warranted and the amount and type of federal assistance needed. The PDA also helps to identify potential mitigation opportunities for FEMA funding.

How To Apply?

All project pre-applications, applications, and supporting documentation must be submitted through VDEM’s grants management portal located at https://vdem.emgrants.gov. If you do not currently have an active account, you can register for a new account through this portal as well.


Eligible applicants must submit a pre-application through https://vdem.emgrants.gov for consideration.


After a pre-application is reviewed for eligibility and processed by VDEM, you will be prompted to complete a project application which will require detailed scope of work, project cost, and other pertinent information necessary to qualify for consideration by FEMA following submittal.

Grant Resources

Contact Us



VDEM HMGP Grant One-Pager


HMGP DR-4644 Applicants Brief