Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants are provided to Washington state jurisdictions and tribal governments to reduce the effects of natural hazards and mitigate vulnerability to future disaster damage. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to HMA@mil.wa.gov.


Mitigation Grant Program Guidance

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance (February 27, 2015 edition) covers all requirements related to the DR-4309 HMGP round (e.g., applicant and proposal eligibility, funding caps, cost shares, information on specific project types, and other programmatic details).  It is available for free download on FEMA’s Publications website. 


Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

This state-managed program is available only after a Presidential Declaration of Major Disaster. The program funds mitigation planning initiatives and cost-effective mitigation projects designed to reduce or eliminate the effects and costs of future disaster damage. Upon approval of the governor and state legislature, the state may pay a portion of the applicant’s cost share. More information about this program (Factsheet as a PDF)

HMGP Post Fire Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding is now available for every Fire Mitigation Assistance Grant (FMAG) declared during calendar years 2017 and 2018 within the state of Washington. This new grant funding is prioritized for pre- and post-wildfire risk reduction projects in the declared counties but is competitively available statewide. Standard HMGP eligibility criteria apply. Each new FMAG in 2018 will trigger a new HMGP grant opportunity.

Pre-applications should be submitted to WA EMD via email to HMA@mil.wa.gov.

The counties specifically named in FMAG declarations are given priority consideration for these grants. Pre-Applications from eligible entities within these counties will be prioritized only if submitted by the following deadlines:  

Prioritized County FMAG Deadline
Chelan FM-5182, FM-5270 Aug. 17, 2018
Yakima FM-5187, FM-5269 Aug. 17, 2018
Kittitas FM-5200, FM-5253 Sept. 7, 2018
Spokane FM-5254 Sept. 7, 2018
Grant FM-5257, FM-5271 Sept. 30, 2018
Douglas FM-5261, FM-5271 Sept. 30, 2018
Lincoln FM-5266 Sept. 30, 2018
Ferry FM-5273 Sept. 30, 2018
This table will be updated as new FMAGs are declared in Washington state

Pre-Applications from all other eligible entities will be considered on a competitive basis, as grant funds are available, and must be submitted no later than Sept. 30, 2018. Submissions from eligible entities within prioritized counties will also be accepted up to September 30th, 2018 but may not receive priority consideration.

Full application packages are provided to eligible applicants after WA EMD reviews and approves their Pre-Application Forms.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation

This annually available, nationally competitive program provides funds for hazard mitigation measures designed to reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage and destruction of property. Grants are available for mitigation planning initiatives and cost-effective mitigation projects. Small, impoverished communities and Tribes may be eligible for a 90 percent federal cost share. For more information, contact Todd Kilpatrick, Hazard Mitigation Programs Manager, (253) 512-7467; Todd.Kilpatrick@mil.wa.gov

Flood Mitigation Assistance

This annually available program provides funds for cost-effective measures that reduce the risk of flood damage to structures that have flood insurance coverage. Grants are available for planning initiatives to update the flood hazard portion of an applicant’s hazard mitigation plan and for cost-effective flood mitigation projects. Funding for properties that meet the repetitive loss or severe repetitive loss thresholds is available at a 90 percent and 100 percent federal cost share, respectively. Funding for all other Flood Mitigation Assistance grants are available at a 75 percent federal cost share. There are no longer separate Repetitive Flood Claim and Severe Repetitive Loss grant programs. For more information, contact Todd Kilpatrick, Hazard Mitigation Programs Manager, (253) 512-7467; Todd.Kilpatrick@mil.wa.gov

Resources

Pre-Application Form  (Word)

Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

Addendum- Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

Resolution Designating Applicant Agent (PDF)

Certification of Consistency with WA CZM Program (PDF)

FEMA Certifications (PDF)

Quarterly Progress Report for Project Grants (Word)

Quarterly Progress Report for Planning Grants (Word)

Webinars

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP)

Eligible Activities

Developing a Scope of Work for Projects; Budget and Cost Estimate Development

Developing a Scope of Work for Planning

Recommended FEMA Independent Study Courses

Mitigation Grants
IS-212: Introduction to Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)
IS-30: eGrants for Sub-Applicants
IS-276: Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Fundamentals
IS-277: Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Entry Level
IS-253: Overview of FEMA’s Environmental and Historic Preservation Review

Mitigation Basics
IS-393: Introduction to Hazard Mitigation
IS-318: Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities
IS-320: Wildfire Mitigation Basics
IS-322: Flood Mitigation Basics
IS-323: Earthquake Mitigation Basics
Flood Insurance Rate Map Tutorial (FIRM)
Flood Insurance Studies Tutorial (FIS)

Additional Resources:

FEMA 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance (link)
FEMA 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance Addendum (link)

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (FEMA)
The Hazard Mitigation Assistance 4-Page Grant Programs Brochure
(PDF)
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Tri-Fold Brochure (PDF)
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Brochure (PDF)
Hazard Mitigation Fact Sheet (PDF)

For questions and assistance, contact:

Note: To better serve our partners we have created a group e-mail account.
Emails sent to HMA@mil.wa.gov are received by all HMGP staff to ensure prompt responses.

Timothy Cook
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
(253) 512-7072; tim.cook@mil.wa.gov

Derrick Hiebert
Hazard Mitigation Strategist
(253) 512-7142; derrick.hiebert@mil.wa.gov

Todd Kilpatrick
Hazard Mitigation Programs Manager
(253) 512-7467; todd.kilpatrick@mil.wa.gov

David Spicer
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7082; david.spicer@mil.wa.gov

Debbie Meador
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7460; debera.meador@mil.wa.gov

Reagan Bush
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7042; reagan.bush@mil.wa.gov

Sue Enders
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7177; sue.enders@mil.wa.gov

James Burns
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistant
(253) 512-7442; james.burns@mil.wa.gov

For any general questions, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact HMA@mil.wa.gov.
 

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