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 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Unit. Eligible applicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and some private non-profits. To learn more about the HMGP, open the link to the HMA Guidance.
Cal OES and FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialists will be providing two-day grant application development and Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) training for eligible Notice of Interest (NOI) project sub-applicants at several locations throughout California. Cal OES and FEMA presenters will discuss the elements required in a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) sub-application package and BCA calculation.
This training is available to eligible sub-applicants only. Eligible sub-applicants (person who submitted the NOI) will receive an email which they must RSVP to determine which training they will attend.
For questions reagrding these workshops, please email HMGP@CalOES.ca.gov
BCA 5.3.0HMA GuidanceClimate Resiliency Mitigation Actions (CRMA) Fact SheetsProcurement Standards
Jennifer Hogan, State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO)Office: 916-845-8205Cell: 916-833-6164Email: Jennifer.Hogan@CalOES.ca.gov
Jason Williams, HMGP ManagerOffice: (916) 845-8173Cell: (916) 206-2116Email: Jason.Williams@CalOES.ca.gov