Qualifying for a Hazard Mitigation Grant
FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides grants to states, local and tribal governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures following a major disaster declaration. Grant funds should be used to fund projects that will reduce or eliminate future disaster-related losses.
Mitigation of Potential Risks in Anticipation of a Disaster
FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds are also available to cover the costs of proactive measures to prevent or minimize damage in the event of a future disaster. For example, a government may apply for and receive funds to:
- Acquire property and demolish or relocate buildings currently on a floodplain.
- Retrofit structures to minimize damages from high winds, earthquake, flood, wildfire or other hazards.
- Build levees or flood walls to protect critical facilities such as water purification, sewage treatment, communication or electrical transmission facilities.
Baker Donelson’s Disaster Recovery Team helps clients develop successful grant proposals, making sure they are in compliance with agency rules and regulations. We are here not only to maximize your eligibility for grant funds, but also work to keep those funds from later being de-obligated or disallowed. We are proud to be one of the few sources that states and municipal governments across the nation can turn to for assistance in this unique area of regulatory law.