DR-HMGP 4481

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A new Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) round is now available in Washington State through the federal Major Disaster Declaration DR-4481-WA (COVID-19 Pandemic). This grant opportunity was announced by the White House on Aug. 5, 2021, and is intended to fund HMGP-eligible activities that reduce the impacts of climate change. WA State Emergency Management Division (WA EMD) is responsible for coordinating with FEMA to administer this grant round.

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

Announcements

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. This Fact Sheet provides key information and guidance for those participating in the affected grant rounds, including local governments, state agencies, and tribes.

Eligible entities are invited to submit Pre-Applications expressing their interest in applying for grant funding under the DR-4481-WA HMGP Round. Pre-Applications will not be accepted after the deadline: Nov. 30, 2021.

See the documents below for more information:

For DR-4481 HMGP, WA EMD will prioritize for funding large-scale climate resilience project proposals with high dollar values, including those with budgets upwards of $30 million. See the WA State Announcement and Submission Guidelines for more information.

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).

Pre-application forms are due by Nov. 30, 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-4481-WA official WA State Announcement and Submission Guidance can be downloaded here (PDF). This document provides information on priorities and preferred project types, timeline requirements, and other eligibility criteria specific to this round.

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance (2015 edition) covers all federal requirements related to the DR-4481-WA HMGP round (e.g., applicant and proposal eligibility, funding caps, cost shares, information on specific project types, and other programmatic details). 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 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.

Eligible entities are invited to submit Pre-Applications expressing their interest in applying for grant funding. 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 Sheet and Tools

Mitigation Staff Contact Information

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

Timothy Cook
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
tim.cook@mil.wa.gov

Kevin Zerbe
Hazard Mitigation Strategist
kevin.zerbe@mil.wa.gov

Ryan Chandler
Hazard Mitigation Grant Supervisor
ryan.chandler@mil.wa.gov

Matthew Lebens
Hazard Mitigation Grant Supervisor
matthew.lebens@mil.wa.gov

Sergio Madrid
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
sergio.madrid@mil.wa.gov

Kirsten Weinmeister

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
kirsten.weinmeister@mil.wa.gov

Christopher Credle
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
christopher.credle@mil.wa.gov

Angelina Donovan
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator
angeline.donovan@mil.wa.gov

Ashley Lawrence
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistant
ashley.lawrence@mil.wa.gov

Logan Mast

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistant
logan.mast@mil.wa.gov


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