Hazard Mitigation Grant Program – Post Fire 2021

Departmental Grant ID:
FM-5380
Portal ID:
7481
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

HMGP Post Fire funding is available as a result of Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declarations. California received 10 FMAG declarations in Federal Fiscal Year 2020, resulting in $7,787,780 for HMGP.

Cal OES is prioritizing funding for communities immediately impacted by the wildfires. Immediately impacted is defined as a community, or special district located in a county where one of these fires burned.

1. Wildfire and Post Fire Mitigation Projects within the FMAG Declared Burn Areas (Impacted Counties):

• Defensible Space Measures

• Ignition Resistant Construction

• Hazardous Fuels Reduction

• Erosion Control Measures

• Flash Flood Reduction Measures

2. HMGP Eligible Projects (and Plans) benefitting communities and Tribal Lands within the FMAG Declared Burn Areas (Impacted Counties)

3. Hazard Mitigation Planning (Non-Impacted Counties)

4. Wildfire and Post Fire Mitigation Activities (Non-Impacted Counties)

Description:

Notice of Interest (NOI) and Subapplication Process

Submission of a Notice of Interest (NOI) is required prior to submitting a subapplication for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). NOIs may be submitted at any time. NOIs will be reviewed and considered for the next available funding opportunity. When a specific funding opportunity has been identified with a specific due date, all NOIs must be submitted by the posted deadline and will be considered for that funding opportunity. NOIs submitted after this date will be considered for the next available funding opportunity.

NOIs will be reviewed for eligibility and eligible submissions will be invited to submit full grant subapplications. Eligible subapplications that are not initially selected for submission to FEMA will be retained for future consideration when funding becomes available.

Eligible Subapplicants

The NOI is intended to provide an opportunity to propose well-defined mitigation actions that reduce risk to life and property from future natural hazards. Eligible Subapplicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and Federally recognized tribes. Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved and locally adopted Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to be eligible for project grants.

If your agency or jurisdiction does not have a LHMP, you may apply for grant funding to develop one. Single jurisdiction plans are limited to a maximum federal share of $150,000; Multi-jurisdiction plans are limited to a maximum federal share of $250,000.

Some private nonprofit organizations are eligible for HMGP funding, consistent with 44 CFR §206.221and 206.434. Private nonprofit organizations are not required to have an LHMP to be eligible, but the County they are located in must meet the LHMP requirement.

NOI Submission

For helpful tips and a list of questions and information needed to submit your NOI, please see the NOI User Guide

Using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge as your browser, click this link to access the NOI Submission portal: Login: https://caloes.force.com/s/login/

Other resources: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

Submit questions to: HMA@caloes.ca.gov

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Subapplicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and Federally recognized tribes. Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved and locally adopted Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to be eligible for project grants.

Some private nonprofit organizations are eligible for HMGP funding, consistent with 44 CFR §206.221and 206.434. 

Eligible Geographies:

State of California

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
1 Year after approve
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
36 Months

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$7,787,780
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
25%
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

HMGP FM-5380

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.