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 DR 4022 (Irene) are due by August 4th.
Applications for DR 4120 (spring 2013 storms) are due by September 8th.
Applications for DR 4140 (summer 2013 storms) are due by October 13th.
The bottom line is, if your city or town has a hazard mitigation grant project now is the time to apply! This money will not be available forever. Call us if you need any help or wish to explore a hazard mitigation idea.
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.