Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program-Post Fire (HMGP-Post Fire)

HMGP-Post Fire opens for applications upon receipt of a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) In Wyoming. (An FMAG is used to assist with the cost of wildfire suppression.) HMGP-Post Fire is funded under the authority of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), Public Law 115-254 which was enacted Oct. 5, 2018 and made numerous legislative changes to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

First priority for this grant is given to fire mitigation activities which benefit the fire-impacted county or tribal lands. (Examples of prioritized projects include defensible space measures, ignition resistant construction, hazardous fuels reduction, erosion control measures or flash flood reduction measures.)

Second priority is given to mitigation activities unrelated to wildfire, but within the fire-impacted county or tribal lands.

Third priority is given to wildfire mitigation projects located outside the fire-impacted county or tribal land.

Fourth priority is given to mitigation activities unrelated to wildfire outside of the fire-impacted county or tribal land. All projects must be cost effective. All funding stays within Wyoming. Timing of application period(s) opening will vary, based on the first FMAG declaration for Wyoming.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

FMA is open for application annually and is funded by premiums from participants in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This grant can be used to fund mitigation projects which address the impact of flooding. All projects must be cost effective. Projects submitted will compete nationally. The timing of the application period varies each year, but usually coincides with the PDM grant application in the fall.

Hazard Mitation Grant Program (HMGP)

HMGP opens for applications upon receipt of a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Wyoming. It is funded under the authority of Section 404 of the Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended. This grant can be used to fund mitigation projects which address the impact of any natural hazard. All projects must be cost effective. Projects submitted for consideration will compete within the state. All funding stays within Wyoming. The timing of an application period is dependent on a Presidential Disaster Declaration. Some years Wyoming does not receive a disaster declaration and there is no funding is available in the grant. Other years Wyoming receives more than one disaster declaration. There are multiple application periods.

Documents and Forms

New Recipients of Disaster Grants Guide

This document combines pre-disaster preparation recommendations, program requirements and associated deadlines, and other information from all three grant programs.

The guide also outlines the critical statutory, policy and procedural requirements for recipients of FEMA disaster assistance grants. The scope of the guide includes pre-disaster preparations and post-disaster actions and is tailored to an audience of current (or prospective) recipients of federal disaster grant funding. The information is meant to supplement available programmatic guidance and assist new recipients with limited experience in navigating the FEMA disaster grant process.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Guidance (pdf)

Provides details regarding mitigation grants including Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA).

Subgrant Project Application (Word)

A Word version of the on-line, web-based FEMA Mitigation Grant Application. It gives sub-applicants an opportunity to gather information needed for the grant application in advance of data entry into the web-based application.

We encourage potential applicants (following submission of the Notice of Interest and response back indicating their project is eligible for one of the mitigation grants) to gather information and record it electronically on the Word document prior to working with the application in the website. This helps ensure information is in one place, easy to access once a mitigation grant application period opens.

Download the Notice of Interest for 2020 FMA, BRIC and HMGP Grants. (Word)

This form is the first step (of several) to apply for a FEMA Mitigation Grant. This is the Notice of Interest form. WOHS accepts Notices of Interest at any time. Those interested in seeking mitigation grant funding do not need to wait for an open application period to submit a Notice of Interest.

FEMA Grant Application

Assurances - need to be attached to each mitigation grant application.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Guidance (pdf)

Provides details regarding mitigation grants including Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA).

Subgrant Project Application (Word)

A Word version of the on-line, web-based FEMA Mitigation Grant Application. It gives sub-applicants an opportunity to gather information needed for the grant application in advance of data entry into the web-based application.

We encourage potential applicants (following submission of the Notice of Interest and response back indicating their project is eligible for one of the mitigation grants) to gather information and record it electronically on the Word document prior to working with the application in the website. This helps ensure information is in one place, easy to access once a mitigation grant application period opens.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Post Fire