HMGP Post Fire Mitigation

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FEMA now provides mitigation assistance using Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds for Fire Management Assistance declarations on or after Oct. 5, 2018. This assistance is called the HMGP Post Fire and provides funding to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures after wildfire disasters. HMGP funding is available for Fire Mitigation Assistance Grants (FMAG) declared 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. Each new FMAG will trigger a new HMGP grant opportunity. Standard HMGP eligibility criteria apply.

Please send your questions to: HMA@mil.wa.gov.

Announcements

Eligible entities are invited to submit Pre-Applications expressing their interest in applying for grant funding under the 2021 HMGP Post-Fire Grant Round. Pre-applications will not be accepted after the deadline: November 12, 2021. Eligibility and priorities are listed in the 2021 HMGP Post Fire official announcementSee the documents below for more information:

    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 only).

    2021 Post-Fire Pre-application forms are due by Nov. 12, 2021 to be considered for funding under this HMGP round.

    Mitigation Grant Program Guidance

    The 2021 HMGP Post Fire official announcement document can be downloaded here (PDF).

    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).

    FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance (2015 edition) applies to disasters declared on or after February 27, 2015 and is applicable to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) (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 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.

    The counties specifically named in FMAG declarations are given priority consideration for these grants. Pre-Applications from eligible entities within these counties will be prioritized only if submitted by the deadlines. Submission deadlines will be established and announced as each round opens. Pre-Applications from all other eligible entities will be considered on a competitive basis, Submissions from eligible entities within prioritized counties will also be accepted up to the deadline but may not receive priority consideration. 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

    FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs Fact Sheet (PDF)


    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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