Hazard Mitigation

 

Current HMGP Opportunity

VT DEMHS is now accepting Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) applications from towns and agencies in all Vermont counties.

HMGP grants cover up to 75% of the costs associated with lessening the potential damage from a future disaster.  Projects like flood-proofing of public buildings, elevations of private and public buildings, property acquisitions, culvert replacement, riverbank stabilization and many others have been completed in the past under the HMGP with local jurisdictions or private property owners paying for 25% of the work.

Applications for are due by December 31, 2014.

The bottom line is, if your city or town has a hazard mitigation grant project now is the time to apply!  Call us if you need any help or wish to explore a hazard mitigation idea.

For assistance contact State Hazard Mitigation Officer Ray Doherty (ray.doherty@state.vt.us; 802-241-5258) or Hazard Mitigation Planner Misha Bailey (misha.bailey@state.vt.us; 802-241-5362).

 

 

Welcome to the VT DEMHS Mitigation web page

Hazard mitigation funds are available to municipalities and other organizations to help reduce or eliminate loss of life and property by taking measures to reduce the impacts of future disasters.

The DEMHS Mitigation Team supports other state agencies, non-profits, Regional Planning Commissions and municipalities in applying for and implementing FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) projects.  We also support Regional Planning Commissions and municipalities in conducting natural hazard mitigation planning, and developing FEMA-approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plans.

“Hazard Mitigation” is sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards.

 

Links:

HMGP Application and Requirements

Vermont State Hazard Mitigation Plan - 2013 Update

Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources