DR-4169-OR Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to assist states and local communities in implementing long-term hazard mitigation measures following a major disaster declaration. The State of Oregon, Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) is administering a HMGP for this disaster. The actual cost of the program is shared - FEMA pays a portion of project costs (75%) and successful applicants provide a non-federal share (25%). Eligible applicants for this HMGP initially include state and local governments, and consumer-owned electric utility providers in the requested disaster area (declared counties) that have FEMA-approved natural hazard mitigation plans. HMGP is available statewide after priority consideration for the declared counties.
For this disaster, the HMGP project identification and application process is being offered in conjunction with the applicant briefing for FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and follow-up meetings with local jurisdictions. HMGP grants are also referred to as Section 404 grants (of the Stafford Act). A FEMA-State Joint Field Office (JFO) has been established in Salem. The purpose of the JFO is to facilitate the delivery of FEMA disaster assistance.
For more information on FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (click to link)