404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

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Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now, before the next disaster, to reduce human and financial consequences later. Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices and invest in long-term community well-being and resilience. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security, and self-reliance.

As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds plans and projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In California, these funds are administered by the Cal OES HMGP Unit. Eligible subapplicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and some private non-profits. To learn more about the HMGP, visit: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Addendum.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) are additional programs that provide funding for mitigation activities. For additional information on PDM, FMA, and BRIC, click on the following web address: Pre-Disaster & Flood Mitigation.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Funding Opportunity

Cal OES is accepting Notices of Interest (NOI) for project and planning grant sub-applications. Eligible subapplicants that submit NOIs for eligible activities will be invited to submit full subapplications for further review. The NOI is intended to provide an opportunity for eligible subapplicants to propose well-defined mitigation actions that reduce risk to life and property from future natural hazards.

Eligible subapplicants* from all California Counties may apply.
Eligible subapplications that are not initially selected for submission to FEMA will be retained for future consideration when funding becomes available.

Notices of Interest (NOI) may be submitted at any time

*Eligible Subapplicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and Federally-recognized tribes. Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved and locally adopted Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Some private nonprofit organizations are eligible for HMGP funding, consistent with 44 CFR §206.221and 206.434. Private nonprofit organizations are not required to have an LHMP to be eligible, but the County they are located in must meet the LHMP requirement.

Using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge as your browser, click this link to access the NOI Submission portal: HMGP Notice of Interest

Other resources: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

Submit questions to: HMA@caloes.ca.gov



Project Assurances Form (Cal OES Form 89)https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/12-Project Assurances-CalOES 89 Form 04-25-17.pdfProject Assurances Form (Cal OES Form 89)HM Post Obligation Documents6/17/2019 7:59:11 PM
Agent Resolution Form (Cal OES Form 130)https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/13-Applicant Agent Resolution HMGP - PDM (CalOES 130) 03-28-17.pdfAgent Resolution Form (Cal OES Form 130)HM Post Obligation Documents6/17/2019 7:59:10 PM
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.pdfFederal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006HM Post Obligation Documents3/16/2019 2:50:09 AM
Grant Reimbursement Request Formhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Reimbursement Request.docGrant Reimbursement Request FormHM Post Obligation Documents9/5/2018 11:05:43 PM
Payee Data Recordhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/STD 204 - Payee Data Record.pdfPayee Data RecordStandard Form 204 - Payee Data RecordHM Post Obligation Documents5/15/2018 2:45:17 PM
Signature Authority Form (Cal OES Form 130SA)https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Signature Authority.pdfSignature Authority Form (Cal OES Form 130SA)HM Post Obligation Documents6/17/2019 7:59:06 PM
Subrecipient Grants Management Assessment Formhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Subrecipient Grants Management Assessment Form.pdfSubrecipient Grants Management Assessment FormHM Post Obligation Documents6/17/2019 7:59:07 PM
FEMA Environmental Checklisthttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA EHP Checklist 02.2018.docxFEMA Environmental ChecklistHMGP Subapplication Documents2/13/2019 8:52:08 PM
HMA Contracting Guidancehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMA Contracting Guidance.pdfHMA Contracting GuidanceHMGP Subapplication Documents1/10/2019 6:33:17 PM
Cost Estimate Spreadsheethttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMGP Cost Estimate Spreadsheet - 02.2018.xlsxCost Estimate SpreadsheetHMGP Subapplication Documents2/20/2018 11:42:42 PM
Planning Subapplicationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMGP Planning Subapplication - Fillable Template.docxPlanning SubapplicationHMGP Subapplication Documents7/16/2020 11:54:24 PM
Planning Subapplication - Letter of Commitment Templatehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMGP Planning Subapplication - Letter of Commitment Template.docxPlanning Subapplication - Letter of Commitment TemplateFor Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plans OnlyHMGP Subapplication Documents6/21/2018 4:45:43 PM
Project Subapplicationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMGP Project Subapplication - Fillable Template.docxProject SubapplicationHMGP Subapplication Documents7/16/2020 11:54:32 PM
Project Subapplication - Maintenance Letter Templatehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMGP Project Subapplication - Maintenance Letter Template.docxProject Subapplication - Maintenance Letter TemplateHMGP Subapplication Documents2/20/2018 11:43:09 PM
Local Match Commitment Letter Templatehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMGP Subapplication - Match Letter Template.docxLocal Match Commitment Letter TemplateHMGP Subapplication Documents2/20/2018 11:42:19 PM
BCA Resourceshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/BCA Resources.docxBCA ResourcesHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents1/10/2019 6:19:41 PM
BCA Tool Walkthrough and Exampleshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/BCA Tool Walkthrough and Examples.pdfBCA Tool Walkthrough and ExamplesHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents6/17/2019 7:58:20 PM
Benefit Cost Analysis Overview Cover Sheethttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Benefit Cost Analysis Overview Cover Sheet.docxBenefit Cost Analysis Overview Cover SheetHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents1/10/2019 8:14:44 PM
Benefit Cost Sustainmenthttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Benefit Cost Sustainment.pdfBenefit Cost SustainmentHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents1/10/2019 8:14:56 PM
BCA Data Documentation Template - Damage Frequency Assessmenthttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/DataDocumentationTemplate_DFA.docxBCA Data Documentation Template - Damage Frequency AssessmentHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents5/28/2019 4:10:56 PM
BCA Data Documentation Template - Floodhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/DataDocumentationTemplate_flood.docxBCA Data Documentation Template - FloodHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents5/28/2019 4:10:35 PM
Sample BCA Report - Marsh Creekhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Example_BCA report_Marsh Creek.pdfSample BCA Report - Marsh CreekHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents6/17/2019 7:58:36 PM
Sample BCAzip File - Marsh Creekhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Example_BCAzip_Marsh Creek.zipSample BCAzip File - Marsh CreekHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents5/28/2019 4:13:16 PM
Landslide Acquisition Benefit Cost Informationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Landslide_Acquisition_Benefit_Cost_v2.xlsxLandslide Acquisition Benefit Cost InformationHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents1/10/2019 8:16:09 PM
Social Benefits Calculationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Mental_Health_Lost_Productivity_Calculation.pdfSocial Benefits CalculationHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents6/17/2019 7:58:51 PM
Climate Resiliency - FEMA Policy Clarification Guidancehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/PolicyClarification_BCA(Drought-EcosystemServices-Wildfire)_508.pdfClimate Resiliency - FEMA Policy Clarification GuidanceHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents6/17/2019 7:58:57 PM
Flood Benefit Cost Development Informationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Possible information sources for flood data for BCA development.pdfFlood Benefit Cost Development InformationHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents6/17/2019 7:58:57 PM
Project Useful Life Standard Valueshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Project Useful Life Content.pdfProject Useful Life Standard ValuesHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents1/10/2019 8:16:57 PM
BCA Flood Datahttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Sources_Flood_Data.pdfBCA Flood DataHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents6/17/2019 7:59:07 PM
Reference Guide Supplement - Benefit Costhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/bca_guide_supplement_2011.pdfReference Guide Supplement - Benefit CostHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents6/17/2019 7:58:22 PM
Reference Guide - Benefit Costhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/bca_reference_guide_2009.pdfReference Guide - Benefit CostHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents5/28/2019 4:11:50 PM
FEMA Environmental Benefits Policyhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/environmental_benefits_policy_june_18_2013_mitigation_policy_.pdfFEMA Environmental Benefits PolicyHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents6/17/2019 7:58:35 PM
Recurrence Interval Probabilitieshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Recurrence_Interval_Probabilities.pdfRecurrence Interval ProbabilitiesHMGP Workshop - BCA Documents 6/17/2019 7:59:01 PM
2019 BCA Presentationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/2019 BCA Presentation.pptx2019 BCA PresentationHMGP Workshop Subapplication Presentations1/18/2019 11:17:39 PM
2019 Planning Presentationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/2019 Planning Presentation.pptx2019 Planning PresentationHMGP Workshop Subapplication Presentations5/21/2019 6:34:04 PM
2020 Subapplication Webinar Presentationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/2020 Subapplication Webinar Presentation.pptx2020 Subapplication Webinar PresentationHMGP Workshop Subapplication Presentations7/17/2020 9:26:48 PM

Jennifer Hogan, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov


Ron Miller, Division Chief
Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov
Joe Anderson, Division Chief
Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov
Emily Winchell, HMGP Manager
Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov
Jason Williams, HMGP Manager
Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov
Whitney Braziel, HMGP Manager
Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov


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