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Current Grant Opportunities

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Currently, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has funding available to qualified communities interested in mitigating future damage from natural hazards and helping residents stay safe during severe weather.
 

 

Notice of Availability of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funds

 
As a result of Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4182-MN, funding is available for mitigation activities through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Section 404-Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The declaration was a result of Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides between June 11 and July 11, 2014 in thirty-seven counties and three tribal communities, however HMGP funds are available statewide.
 
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides grants to state and local governments, eligible private non-profit organizations, and Tribal communities to fund long-term, permanent mitigation measures following a major disaster declaration.  HMGP is a cost share program with 75% of the funds coming from the federal government and 25% a local share.  Funds available as a result of DR-4182-MN are estimated to be $3,914,102.00 (6 month estimate)  letter.  The final lock-in amount is determined for the disaster at the one year mark.
 
Projects proposals must be in line with 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. For DR-4182-MN, priorities will be given to:
  1. Aquisition and demolition of flood prone properties
  2.  Acquisition and demolition, or relocation of structures in landslide hazard areas where risk of catastrophic failure of the slope is imminent (five-years)
  3. Community tornado safe room construction or retrofit projects; currently unprotected populations at mobile home parks, neighborhoods and apartments with construction of slab-on-grade, schools, parks and camping facilities
  4.  Retrofitting of facilities, including burying or retrofitting of power lines
  5.  Flood damage reduction and small flood control projects
  6.  Wildfire resistant construction materials, defensible space and sprinklers
  7.  Soil stabilization to protect critical facilities and/or infrastructure
  8.  Elevation or relocation of flood prone facilities
Interested applicants must submit the one-page Notice of Interest (pdf) to Hazard.mitigation@state.mn.us as soon as possible, and no later than March 6, 2015. If eligible, you will be invited to submit a full application. Complete applications received by June 1, 2015 will be reviewed, scored, ranked and prioritized for funding consideration. 
 
Applications and NOIs received after June 1, 2015 will be considered for funding, if funding is still available. 
Eligible applicants include:
  • State and local governments
  • Certain private non-profit organizations and institutions
  • Native American tribes and authorized tribal organizations
For more information, send an email to: hazard.mitigation@state.mn.us