UPDATE: Hazard Mitigation Grant Application Period Open
June 1, 2015
As part of the disaster declaration for the 26–28 January 2015 blizzard, Maine will be receiving mitigation grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for eligible mitigation projects.
Approximately $600,000 will be available in hazard mitigation grant program (HMGP) funds for eligible projects that will help the communities avoid future damages from natural disasters.
Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on September 30, 2015. The State Review Council will evaluate applications during October 2015.
Communities seeking HMGP funds must be:
- Participating in a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation plan
- Compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and
- Their project must be cost beneficial using the FEMA software. (That is, the cost of the project must be roughly equal to or less than the historical costs of repairing previous damages at the site.)
Communities must provide a 25% cost-share of the total project costs. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds can be used as cost share. Cost share can also be provided by in-kind resources such as town owned and operated equipment.
Technical assistance is available to help applicants prepare competitive applications. MEMA will be conducting workshops to guide applicants through the process and can also provide one-on-one assistance.
Visit MEMA's Mitigation Grants page for all grant guidance and forms. In particular, please review the YES/NO (HMGP Eligibility Requirements) page to determine if your project meets grant criteria.
Watch the MEMA calendar or contact your County EMA Director for information regarding workshops in your area.
800-452-8735 / 207-642-4400