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.
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) are additional programs that provide funding for mitigation activities. For additional information on PDM and FMA, click on the following web address:
Pre-Disaster & Flood Mitigation.
Click here to submit your NOI:
DR-4431 and DR-4434 NOI Submission Form
This HMGP funding opportunity is available to:
Jurisdictions located in the declared counties for DR-4431 and/or DR-4434 for:
Projects to address flood or flood-related hazards, or
Development or update of local hazard mitigation plans (LHMP), or
Other planning-related activities
IMPORTANT: Jurisdictions in counties declared in both DR-4431 and DR-4434 will automatically be considered for funding under both disasters and should submit NOI’s for DR-4431 only. Please do not submit duplicate NOI’s.
Both DR-4431 and DR-4434:
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