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Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

Current Funding Opportunities

​​​The Hazard Mitigation (HMA) grant programs provide funding opportunities for pre- and post-disaster mitigation. While the statutory origins of the programs differ, all share the common goal of reducing the risk of loss of life and property due to natural hazards. HSEM administers the follow FEMA pre- and post-disaster programs.

The Notice of Interest (NOI) is the first step in the application process. Please contact hazard.mitigation@state.mn.us for more information or to request a NOI.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) ​

Provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. The HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds and Flooding (DR-4442)

  • NOI deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
  • Available funding (estimate): $4,416,000

Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4414)

  • Application deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
  • Available funding (estimate): $1,178,500

Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding (DR-4390)

  • Application deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
  • Available funding $3,241,946

FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program

Provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. Funding these plans and projects reduces overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. PDM grants are to be awarded on a competitive basis and without reference to state allocations, quotas, or other formula-based allocation of funds.

FEMA announced the fiscal year (FY) 2019 application cycle on Aug. 26. The application period is Sept. 30, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020.  

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is posted here. The FY 2019 PDM fact sheet provides an overview of the agency's priorities for this year. FEMA will offer NOFO webinars for potential applicants prior to opening the application period. View the complete 2019 webinar schedule.

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program 

This program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 4101) with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA provides FMA funds to assist states and communities implement measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes and other structures insured under NFIP. Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however an eligible applicant or sub applicant​ may apply on their behalf. 

FEMA announced the fiscal year (FY) 2019 application cycle on Aug. 26. The application period is Sept. 30, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020.  

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is posted hereThe FY 2019 FMA fact sheet provides an overview of the agency's priorities for this year. FEMA will offer NOFO webinars for potential applicants prior to opening the application period. View the complete 2019 webinar schedule.