404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Recovery

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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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Funding Opportunities


2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity Update

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is pleased to announce an update to the 2021 funding opportunity for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). In addition, Cal OES is announcing a new one-time, state-funded initiative (“Prepare California”) to help socially vulnerable and high hazard risk communities—which are impacted disproportionately by disasters and experience longer and more challenging economic and structural recoveries—jumpstart their progress toward greater resilience through advanced outreach, technical assistance, and funds to subsidize local mitigation and resilience initiatives. 


Overall, 2021 mitigation and resilience funding can be grouped as follows:

1.    PrepareCA JumpStart – $15 million in total state funding dedicated to help jumpstart eligible socially vulnerable and high hazard risk communities in their development and implementation of resilience planning and activities.

2.    FEMA HMGP – ~$428 million in total federal funding for eligible FEMA HMGP activities and projects.

a.    PrepareCA Match – $255 million in total federal funding for FEMA HMGP activities and projects benefiting eligible socially vulnerable and high hazard risk communities

  • PrepareCA Match will provide $85 million in state funding to cover the required 25% local cost share (non-federal share).

b.    2021 FEMA HMGP – ~$173 million in total federal funding for eligible FEMA HMGP activities and projects for communities state-wide

  • Communities will be responsible for covering the required 25% local cost share (non-federal share).


Timeline for Funding Opportunities:

January 18, 2022 – Cal OES Updates NOFO with PrepareCA funding opportunity

February 15, 2022 – NOIs due to Cal OES via the Engage Cal OES Portal

February 28, 2022 – PrepareCA Jumpstart Proposals due to Cal OES via email

April 2022 – Cal OES announces PrepareCA Jumpstart selections

April 8, 2022 – HMGP and PrepareCA Match Subapplications due to Cal OES via the Engage Cal OES Portal

Summer 2022 – Cal OES announced PrepareCA Match selections 

Early Fall 2022 – Cal OES submits HMGP and PrepareCA selections to FEMA for further review 

2023 onward – FEMA awards projects after completing programmatic and Environment and Historic Preservation (EHP) reviews



PrepareCA Resources:

Updated 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

PrepareCA Flyer

PrepareCA FAQ

Socially Vulnerable and High Hazard Risk Community Map

Socially Vulnerable and High Hazard Risk Community Criteria & Methodology

PrepareCA Jumpstart Application

Engage Cal OES Portal (for HMGP NOI and Subapplication)

PrepareCA Jumpstart Webinar


Program Overview

The 2021 HMGP funding opportunity provides support for communities to implement mitigation activities to reduce risk to life and property from natural hazards. In California, natural hazards include wildfire, earthquake, drought, extreme weather, flooding, and other impacts of climate change. HMGP funding can also support the development of Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) and project scoping activities. For eligible socially vulnerable and high hazard risk communities, the PrepareCA Initiative provides additional support for capacity building and to cover the local cost share for eligible mitigation activities. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

PREPARE CA JUMPSTART PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS

Interested applicants must submit their proposal application to PrepareCAJumpStart@caloes.ca.gov with "PrepareCA JumpStart" in the subject line and in the title of the proposal application. 

To access the PrepareCA Jumpstart application, click here.  

HMGP and PREPARE CA MATCH PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS

Subapplicants interested in PrepareCA Match and HMGP must submit a Notice of Interest (NOI) via the Engage Cal OES Portal prior to submitting a subapplication. PrepareCA Match subapplicants should title their NOI in the following format: “PrepareCA: Entity Name, Project Name.” All NOIs must be submitted by the posted deadline. NOIs submitted after this date will be considered for the next available funding opportunity.

Cal OES will review NOIs for eligibility and then invite subapplicants with eligible projects to submit full grant subapplications, also via the Engage Cal OES Portal. Cal OES will review all subapplications and submit projects to FEMA in accordance with the State’s priorities. Cal OES will retain eligible subapplications that are not initially selected for submission to FEMA for future consideration when funding becomes available.

FEMA will then review the submitted applications for programmatic and environmental and historic preservation (EHP) compliance prior to obligating funds.

ELIGIBLE SUBAPPLICANTS

Eligible subapplicants from all 58 counties are eligible to apply, including:

State Agencies (not eligible for PrepCA Jumpstart)

 Subapplicants must have a FEMA-approved local or tribal hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible. Private nonprofit organizations are not subject to this requirement, but the County in which they are located must meet the LHMP requirement.

Federally-Recognized Tribes     

Local Governments/Communities/Special Districts

Private Non-profit Organizations    



APPLICATION SUBMISSION TIPS

1.    For helpful tips, FAQs, and detailed information about how to submit your NOI, please see the NOI User Guide.

2.    For NOI submission, using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge as your browser, click this link to access the Engage Cal OES Portal.

3.    Please see the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance for full details on project eligibility and other requirements.

4.    All contracts and purchases must comply with Federal procurement guidelines outlined in 2 CFR 200 to be eligible for reimbursement.

    Pre-award costs (including the development of the subapplication) are eligible for reimbursement upon award if all procurements adhered to federal policies. This includes competitively procuring any contractor support used to develop the subapplication or plan a project.

    In accordance with 2 CFR 200, contractors who assist with subapplication development will be ineligible to compete for further contracts on the same award.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Cal OES is pleased to provide technical assistance to interested subapplicants. Our subject matter experts are available to discuss project eligibility, benefit cost analysis, technical feasibility, EHP requirements, the application process, or other related matters. Please reach out to HMA@caloes.ca.gov with questions or to schedule a call. For Questions specific to the PrepareCA Jumpstart program, reach out to PrepareCAJumpStart@caloes.ca.gov.

Projects must be eligible, feasible, and cost effective per FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance. Projects must be stand alone activities that will reduce risk as their primary benefit, but Cal OES strongly encourages the submission of projects that achieve multiple benefits.


 

 

Summary Page of FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunitieshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/1. Summary Page of FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunities + ADA Compliant.docxSummary Page of FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:54:07 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Advance Assistancehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunity Advance Assistance + ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Advance Assistance FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:54:32 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Building Codes Improvementshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunity Building Codes Improvements + ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Building Codes Improvements FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:54:46 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Defensible Spacehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunity Defensible Space + ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Defensible Space FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:55:05 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Erosion Control And Watershed Protectionhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunity Erosion Control and Watershed Protection + ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Erosion Control And Watershed Protection FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:55:23 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity HMGP Fire and Post-Fire Early Warning Systemshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunity HMGP Fire and Post-Fire Early Warning Systems + ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity HMGP Fire and Post-Fire Early Warning Systems FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:55:56 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Hazardous Fuel Reductionhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunity Hazardous Fuel Reduction +ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Hazardous Fuel Reduction FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:55:36 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Ignition Resistant Construction - Infrastructurehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunity Ignition Resistant Construction – Infrastructure + ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Ignition Resistant Construction - Infrastructure FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:56:15 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Ignition Resistant Construction - Residentialhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Funding Opportunity Ignition Resistant Construction – Residential + ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunity Ignition Resistant Construction - Residential FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:56:35 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Opportunities Hazard Mitigation Planninghttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/FEMA Mitigation Opportunities Hazard Mitigation Planning + ADA Compliant.docxFEMA Wildfire Mitigation Opportunities Hazard Mitigation Planning FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities1/7/2021 6:56:50 PM
BCA for Acquisition/Demolition and Relocation Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/1 OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_flood acq + demo + reloc_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Acquisition/Demolition and Relocation ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/28/2020 6:05:24 PM
BCA for Drainage Improvementhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/2 OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_flood drainage_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Drainage ImprovementBenefit Cost Analysis9/28/2020 6:05:34 PM
BCA for Drought Programshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/3 OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_drought_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Drought ProgramsBenefit Cost Analysis9/28/2020 6:05:14 PM
BCA for Elevation Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_flood elevation_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Elevation ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:06:26 PM
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
BCA for Generator Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_generators_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Generator ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:10:04 PM
BCA for Landslide Mitigation and Slope Stabilization Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_landslide and slope failure_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Landslide Mitigation and Slope Stabilization ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:10:59 PM
BCA for Mitigation Reconstruction Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_mit recon_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Mitigation Reconstruction ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:11:46 PM
BCA for Safe Room Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_safe rooms_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Safe Room ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:12:51 PM
BCA for Seismic Infrastructure Mitigation Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_seismic infrastructure_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Seismic Infrastructure Mitigation ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:13:53 PM
BCA for Seismic Non-Structural Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_seismic nonstructural_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Seismic Non-Structural ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:14:55 PM
BCA for Seismic Structural Retrofit Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_seismic structural_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Seismic Structural Retrofit ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:15:38 PM
BCA for Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_vertical evacuation tower_final draft + ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Tsunami Vertical Evacuation ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis9/8/2020 6:16:30 PM
BCA for Wildfire Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_073120_wildfire_final draft +ADA Compliant.pdfBCA for Wildfire ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis1/29/2021 10:07:43 PM
BCA for Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Projectshttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/OES NOI_BCA requirements_10172021_ASRdrought_draft + ADA Compliant2.pdfBCA for Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) ProjectsBenefit Cost Analysis10/18/2021 11:54:19 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
Applicant Agent Resolution HMGP - BRIChttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Applicant Agent Resolution HMGP - BRIC + ADA Compliant.pdfApplicant Agent Resolution HMGP - BRICHM Post Obligation Documents9/24/2020 7:55:00 PM
Project Assurances for Federal Assistance CalOES 89https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Assurance Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs CalOES 89 rev. 9-21-20 + ADA Compliant.pdfProject Assurances for Federal Assistance CalOES 89HM Post Obligation Documents4/13/2021 9:58:56 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 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
Quarterly Report Templatehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Quarterly Report Template June 21.pdfQuarterly Report TemplateHM Post Obligation Documents7/9/2021 10:18:59 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
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
Subrecipient Management Cost Reimbursement Request Form - Cal OES 400SRMChttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Subrecipient Management Cost Reimbursement Request Form - Cal OES 400SRMC.pdfSubrecipient Management Cost Reimbursement Request Form - Cal OES 400SRMCHM Post Obligation Documents7/23/2021 6:27:13 PM
HMA NOI User Guidehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/12.10.21 HMA NOI Salesforce Quick Start Guide V2.docxHMA NOI User GuideHMGP Subapplication Documents12/10/2021 10:05:20 PM
HMA Contracting Guidancehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMA Contracting Guidance.pdfHMA Contracting GuidanceHMGP Subapplication Documents1/10/2019 6:33:17 PM
HMGP EHP Checklisthttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMGP EHP Checklist.docxHMGP EHP ChecklistHMGP Subapplication Documents11/18/2021 9:17:59 PM
HMA Subapplication User Guidehttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/HMGP Subapplication - Subapplicant User Guide V4.docxHMA Subapplication User GuideHMGP Subapplication Documents12/11/2021 12:47:41 AM
PrepareCA JumpStart Applicationhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/PrepareCA JumpStart Application_v2.pdfPrepareCA JumpStart ApplicationHMGP Subapplication Documents1/21/2022 9:10:31 PM
PrepareCA JumpStart Webinarhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/PrepareCA_Introduction Webinar_v2.pdfPrepareCA JumpStart WebinarHMGP Subapplication Documents1/21/2022 9:13:39 PM
Socially Vulnerable and High Hazard Risk Community Criteria & Methodologyhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Socially Vulnerable and High Hazard Risk Community Criteria. Methodology.pdfSocially Vulnerable and High Hazard Risk Community Criteria & MethodologyHMGP Subapplication Documents1/21/2022 5:14:03 PM
PrepareCA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)https://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Updated NOFO FAQ_2021 HMGP and PrepareCA_v2.pdfPrepareCA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)HMGP Subapplication Documents1/21/2022 9:12:37 PM
PrepareCA Flyerhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Updated NOFO Flyer_2021 HMGP and PrepareCA_v2.pdfPrepareCA FlyerHMGP Subapplication Documents1/21/2022 9:11:24 PM
Updated 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunityhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/RecoverySite/Documents/Updated NOFO_2021 HMGP and Prepare California_v2.pdfUpdated 2021 Notice of Funding OpportunityHMGP Subapplication Documents1/21/2022 9:09:35 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

​​​Jennifer Hogan

State Hazard Mitigation Officer

Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov 

​​Jacy Hyde

HMA Branch Chief


Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov

Ron Miller

Quality Assurance Division Chief

Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov

Blythe Denton

Grants Division Chief


Email: HMA@caloes.ca.gov

Concepcion Chavez

Inland Region Manager

Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov 

Michele Telfer

Coastal Region Manager

Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov

​Emily Winchell

Southern Region Manager

Email: HMA@CalOES.ca.gov


​​Lorin Sabin

Mitigation Assessment Unit Manager

Email: HMA@caloes.ca.gov

​Scott Gowin

Mitigation Admin Unit Manager


Email: HMA@caloes.ca.gov


Lisa Long

Special Projects Manager


Email: HMA@caloes.ca.gov



 

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