Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) in California

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding opportunities provide assistance to communities to implement mitigation activities to reduce risks to life and property from natural hazards. Natural hazards in California include wildfires, earthquakes, droughts, extreme weather, floods, and other effects of climate change. wherein HMGP funding can also support the development of local hazard mitigation plans (LHMPs) and project scoping activities. Eligible communities are those that are socially vulnerable and at high risk. 

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program details

GrantorGovernor’s Office of Emergency Services
Departmental Grant IDDR-4610
Opportunity TypeGrant
Grant ProgramHazard Mitigation Grant Program
CategoryDisadvantaged communities &
Disaster prevention & relief
Portal ID16271
Official websitehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/

As a result of the presidential disaster declaration, FEMA’s Hazard Reduction Grant Program (HMGP) funds plans and projects designed to reduce the effects of future natural disasters. All of these funds are administered by the Cal OES Hazard Mitigation Section, but only in California. In addition, all eligible sub-applicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and certain private nonprofits.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funding Details

Total estimated available funding$54,241,263
Expected number of awardsDependent
Estimated amount per awardDependent
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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Date

Application deadline2/20/23
Expected award announcement1 Year after approve
Period of performance36 Months

What are Eligibility Requirements?

Eligible Applicants:

  • The tribal government is a non-profit public agency.
  • State agencies: Activities must be consistent with the state’s risk mitigation plan.
  • Federally Recognized Tribes: Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved Tribal Risk Mitigation Plan.
  • Local Governments, Communities, and Special Districts: Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved local hazard mitigation plan.
  • Private nonprofits must meet the LHMP requirement in the county in which they are located.

Eligible Geographies:

  • Eligible Entities Within the State of California

Matching Funding Requirement:

  • The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program requires that local organisations provide matching searches. The standard is 75% federal contribution and 25% local contribution. 

Contact details

For questions about this grant, please contact customer care.

Mobile Number1-916-328-7450
Email address[email protected]

How to Apply

State agencies and departments recommend that you read the full grant guidelines before applying. Please visit Grantor’s site.

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