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)
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.
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.
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
- 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.
State of California
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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