DR-4584/4593 Unified HMGP Application Round

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A new Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) round is now available in Washington State due to two recent Major Disaster Declarations: DR-4584-WA, federally declared on March 04, 2021 (Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides), and DR-4593-WA, federally declared on April 08, 2021 (Winter Storm, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. HMGP provides cost-share grants to eligible entities to fund cost-effective mitigation projects as well as new hazard mitigation plans or plan updates.


The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden on March 15, 2022, includes an administrative provision that directly impacts the required federal cost-share percentage for selected FEMA grant rounds, including six of Washington State’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) rounds. 

Eligible entities are invited to submit Pre-Applications expressing their interest in applying for grant funding under the DR-4584/4593 Unified HMGP Round. Pre-applications will not be accepted after the deadline: Sept. 1, 2021. See the documents below for more information:

While HMGP is competitive and open to all eligible entities in the state, grant applications from eligible entities within the declared counties listed below will be given priority consideration. Eligible entities are invited to submit Pre-Applications expressing their interest in applying for grant funding under the DR-4584/4593 Unified HMGP Round.

  • DR-4584: Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Whitman, Yakima Counties; Colville Indian Reservation, Yakama Nation.
  • DR-4593: Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, and Wahkiakum Counties; Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

Please send your questions to our Hazard Mitigation Assistance all-staff e-mail address: HMA@mil.wa.gov.

Application Timeline

EMD administers the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program using a two-step application process: (1) submission of a Pre-application Form, and (2) submission of a full application package (upon invitation).

DR-4584/4593 Pre-application forms are due by Sept. 1, 2021 to be considered for funding under this HMGP round. Applicants can submit more than one proposal (only one proposal per form).

Program Guidance

The HMGP DR-4584/4593 official announcement document can be downloaded here (PDF).

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance (2015 edition) covers all requirements related to the DR4584/4593 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. The Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance and Addendum is available for free download with addendums, fact sheets, policy clarification, and guidance crosswalks on FEMA’s Publications website.

Pre-Application Documents

This short document provides EMD basic information about applicant eligibility, proposal eligibility, and overall suitability for HMGP. State EMD staff will review submitted pre-application forms and provide direct feedback to the applicant.

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

BCA Toolkit

Technical support for the toolkit is provided by The FEMA BCA. The BCA Helpline’s hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. Email questions to bchelpline@fema.dhs.gov or calling toll free at 1-855-540- 6744.

Fact Sheets and Tools

  • HMGP Fact Sheet for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (unavailable)

Mitigation Staff Contact Information

Questions? Contact us at HMA@mil.wa.gov.