Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants


Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants are provided to Washington state jurisdictions and tribal governments to reduce the effects of natural hazards and mitigate vulnerability to future disaster damage. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to HMA@mil.wa.gov.

Mitigation Grant Program Guidance

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance (February 27, 2015 edition) covers all requirements related to the DR-4309 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. 

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 state legislature, the state may pay a portion of the applicant’s cost share. More information about this program (Factsheet as a PDF)

HMGP Post Fire Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding is now available for every Fire Mitigation Assistance Grant (FMAG) declared during the Federal calendar years 2017 and 2018 within the state of Washington. This new grant funding is prioritized for pre- and post-wildfire risk reduction projects in the declared counties but is competitively available statewide. Standard HMGP eligibility criteria apply. Each new FMAG in 2018 triggered a new HMGP grant opportunity.

The pre-application (letter of intent) period for this grant round has closed and no unsolicited applications are being accepted at this time. The deadline for those formally invited to submit full application packages is Jan. 6, 2019.
The counties specifically named in FMAG declarations are given priority funding consideration for these grants. Applications from all other eligible entities will be considered on a competitive basis, as grant funds are available.

Prioritized County FMAG
Chelan FM-5182, FM-5270
Yakima FM-5187, FM-5269
Kittitas FM-5200, FM-5253
Spokane FM-5254
Grant FM-5257, FM-5271
Douglas FM-5261, FM-5271
Lincoln FM-5266
Ferry FM-5273
This table will be updated as new FMAGs are declared in Washington state

Please send any questions or comments about this grant round to HMA@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. For more information, contact Todd Kilpatrick, Hazard Mitigation Programs Manager, (253) 512-7467; Todd.Kilpatrick@mil.wa.gov

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. For more information, contact Todd Kilpatrick, Hazard Mitigation Programs Manager, (253) 512-7467; Todd.Kilpatrick@mil.wa.gov


Pre-Application Form (PDF)

Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

Addendum- Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

Resolution Designating Applicant Agent (PDF)

Certification of Consistency with WA CZM Program (PDF)

FEMA Certifications (PDF)

Assurances - Construction Programs (PDF)

Assurances - Non-Construction Programs (PDF)

Quarterly Progress Report for Project Grants (Word)

Quarterly Progress Report for Planning Grants (Word)

HAZUS Checklist (Word)


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:

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 HMA@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

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

Todd Kilpatrick
Hazard Mitigation Programs Manager
(253) 512-7467; todd.kilpatrick@mil.wa.gov

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

Debbie Meador
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7460; debera.meador@mil.wa.gov

Reagan Bush
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7042; reagan.bush@mil.wa.gov

Sue Enders
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
(253) 512-7177; sue.enders@mil.wa.gov

James Burns
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistant
(253) 512-7442; james.burns@mil.wa.gov

For any general questions, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact HMA@mil.wa.gov.

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