As a result of Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4442-MN, funding is available for hazard mitigation activities through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Section 404-Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The declaration on June 12, 2019 was the result of Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds and Flooding march 12 to April 28 for 51 counties and four tribal nations.
Funding is available to entities including state and local governments, certain private non-profit organizations, and Tribal communities for long-term, permanent hazard mitigation measures. Hazard mitigation projects must meet eligibility requirements outlined by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance program and must result in the reduction or elimination of potential natural hazards and the protection of life and property.
HMGP is a cost share program with 75% federal and 25% local share. The current estimate for available funds is $4,416,500 statewide.
If your jurisdiction is interested a hazard mitigation project, submit a one-page Notice of Interest (NOI) form to Hazard.firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2019. Webinar trainings to scope mitigation projects, develop applications, and benefit cost analysis will be held in the coming months. The NOI is the first step in the application process.
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