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.

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Eligible entities are invited to submit Pre-Applications expressing their interest in applying for grant funding under the 2023 HMGP Post-Fire Grant Round. Pre-applications will not be accepted after the deadline: Dec. 1, 2023. See official announcement below for more information on funding, priorities and eligibility: 

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).

2023 Post-Fire Pre-application forms are due by Dec. 1, 2023 to be considered for funding under this HMGP round.

Mitigation Grant Program Guidance

The 2023 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.

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program and Policy Guide (2023 edition) applies to disasters declared on or after March 23, 2023. The Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program and Policy Guide is available for free download with addendums, fact sheets, policy clarification and guidance crosswalks on FEMA’s Publications website. This is applicable to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) (e.g., applicant and proposal eligibility, funding caps, cost shares, information on specific project types, and other programmatic details). 

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

BCA Toolkit

Technical support for the toolkit is provided by The FEMA BCA. The BCA Helpline’s hours are 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Pacific Time), Monday through Friday. Email questions to or calling toll free at 1-855-540- 6744.

Mitigation Staff Contact Information

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