Hazard Mitigation

Letters of Intent for Latest Round of Hazard Mitigation Grant Opportunities Due April 1, 2014 - Sample letter


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.


Current HMGP Opportunity

VT DEMHS is now accepting a new round of 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, culvert replacement, riverbank stabilization and many others have been completed in the past under the HMGP with local jurisdictions paying for 25% of the work.

Applications are due May 2nd.  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).



HMGP Application and Requirements

Vermont State Hazard Mitigation Plan - 2013 Update

Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources