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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is authorized by Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. It is a partnership that is designed to assist states, local governments, private non-profit organizations and Indian Tribes in implementing long-term hazard mitigation measures following a major disaster declaration.

Although the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is federally funded, the program is administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The process of selecting eligible mitigation projects to be submitted for funding consideration has been delegated to each county’s Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group (LMSWG) in accordance with 27P-22 of the Florida Administrative Code

Have Questions? Call our Mitigation Hotline - (850) 759-3574

New Job-Aid for Recent Changes to the HMGP in the FDEM Portal (DEMES)


Apply using the FDEM Portal. The digital application and all supporting documentation should be uploaded to the FDEM Portal before the deadline.

Instructions about how to request access to the FDEM Portal are in the NOFA. It is imperative that your access request for the FDEM Portal is received by the Division no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on the date of the application deadline for the specific disaster that you are applying for. Otherwise, you will not have access to the FDEM Portal to submit an application on time. If you already have an existing account, you do not need to re-register.

Non-Federal Match funding is available for eligible applicants located within a fiscally constrained county for Hurricane Idalia HMGP. Applications are accepted via DEMES on a first come, first served basis. The Application period will open May 20, 2024 and close on June 7, 2024. More information can be found at the links under the Hurricane Idalia drop down.

Are you interested in learning about, or applying to, the HMGP? If so, then please read the following primer to get you started.

Firstly, you must be an eligible applicant to apply for the HMGP. Eligible applicants for the HMGP include:

  • Government Entities
  • Private Non-Profit Organization
  • Indian Tribes

For ineligible entities to apply for HMGP funding, they will need an eligible applicant to apply on their behalf.

Secondly, you must have an eligible mitigation project. If you are unsure as to what project types are eligible and what eligibility criteria that project must meet under the HMGP, then please click the links below. The full text of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance can be found by clicking the HMGP Application Resources link below.

Now that you have idea of project eligibility we can move to the final step in this primer.

Regardless of who you are, or what organization your represent, the process for applying for HMGP funds begins at the county level with each county’s LMSWG. They alone determine which eligible mitigation projects will be placed on their project priority list. They use this list to track and organize projects from across their county that they want to submit for funding consideration for the HMGP. If you would like to request that an eligible mitigation project be added to your county’s project priority list, then please use the county contact list below to get in touch with them.

If your county’s LMSWG has accepted your project to be placed on their project priority list, then please use the resources tab below to learn more about application development process.

HMGP Application and Resources

HMGP Post-Award Resources

Current HMGP Disaster Declarations

View Information Documents for Post Fire FM-5178.

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