Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

Hazard Mitigation Grants are provided to states, Tribal governments and communities so that cost-effective measures are taken to reduce the effects of hazards and/or vulnerability to future disaster damage.

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 Legislature, the state may pay a portion of the applicant’s cost share.

More information about this program (Factsheet as a PDF)

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to HMGP@mil.wa.gov.

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. More information about this program (PDF)

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. More information about this program (PDF)

Training and 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
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 HMGP@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

Brynne Walker
Hazard Mitigation Programs Manager
(253) 512-7467; Brynne.Walker@mil.wa.gov

Cindy Carroll
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7042; Cindy.Carroll@mil.wa.gov

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

Courtney Merwin
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7460; Courtney.Merwin@mil.wa.gov

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

Barbara Zimmerman
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistant
(253) 512-7442  Barbara.Zimmerman@mil.wa.gov 


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