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FY22 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

October 13, 2022

Originally Posted

February 6, 2022

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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.

FY 2022 Pre-Application Deadline to VDEM: September 15th, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Full Application Deadline to VDEM: October 13th, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time. 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 of January 2023.

HMA Program Webinars

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is hosting a series of webinars regarding mitigation application opportunities in 2022. During these webinars, participants will receive information about mitigation grant funding opportunities for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs. 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.

August 10, 2022

10:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time

Register Here

August 11, 2022

2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Register Here

August 17, 2022

10:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time

Register Here

August 18, 2022

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

Eligible Project Types

  • Retrofitting existing buildings to make them less susceptible to damage from a variety of natural hazards.
  • Purchasing hazard-prone property to remove people and structures from harm’s way.
  • Utility and infrastructure retrofits to reduce risk of failure caused by natural hazards.
  • Drainage improvement projects to reduce potential for flood damage.
  • Slope stabilization projects to reduce risk to people and structures.
  • Developing and adopting hazard mitigation plans (HMPs), which are required for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to receive funding for hazard mitigation projects.
  • Using aquifer storage and recovery, floodplain and stream restoration, flood diversion and storage, or green infrastructure methods to reduce the impacts of flood and drought.


Who can apply?

  • Local governments, including cities, townships, counties, special district governments, state agencies, and tribal governments (including federally recognized tribes who choose to apply as subapplicatns) are considered subapplicants and must submit subapplications to their state/territory/tribal applicant agency (VDEM).
  • Homeowners, business operators, and non-profit organizations cannot apply directly to FEMA, but can be included in a subapplication submitted by an eligible subapplicant. For more information please contact your local government or state to apply for HMGP funding.
  • FOR HOMEOWNERS: Those who wish to apply for grant funding assistance for elevation, acquisition and demolition or relocation, or mitigation reconstruction of their home should contact their local government’s grants representative for information on how to participate. 


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 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 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


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FMA-BRIC-HMGP Pre-Applicants Brief

VDEM HMGP Grant One-Pager

Events and Webinars