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: BRIC and FMA.

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Notices of Interest (NOI)

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 submit NOIs.

NOIs 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) to be eligible for project grants.

If your agency or jurisdiction does not have a LHMP, you may apply for grant funding to develop one. Single jurisdiction plans are limited to a maximum federal share of $150,000; Multi-jurisdiction plans are limited to a maximum federal share of $250,000.

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.

For helpful tips and a list of questions and information needed to submit your NOI, please see the NOI Salesforce Quick Start Guide

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




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BCA for Floodproofing Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_flood floodproof_final + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Floodproofing ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:09:30 PM
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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 Administration Procedureshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Grant Administration Procedures + ADA Compliant.doc.pdfGrant Administration ProceduresHM Post Obligation Documents9/11/2020 9:34:11 PM
Reimbursement Request Form - Cal OES 400https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Reimbursement Request Fillable Form + ADA Compliant.pdfReimbursement Request Form - Cal OES 400HM Post Obligation Documents10/22/2020 4:41:23 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
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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
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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
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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

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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