AUSTIN - The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) reminds partners across the state that the window to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for Post-Fire Fiscal Year 2022 closes on January 20, 2023.
FEMA’s HMGP program assists communities implement hazard mitigation measures after wildfire disasters. Eligible subapplicants may include local governments and communities, state agencies, and private non-profits. Over $6.2 million in federal funding is available with a 75 percent federal share and a 25 percent cost share funded by the subapplicant.
“It is critical that Texas communities take every measure possible to protect lives and properties in each phase of a disaster,” said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. “TDEM urges eligible partners to take advantage of this key funding opportunity, which allows jurisdictions to proactively prioritize post-wildfire mitigation strategies and lessen the impacts of future damage.”
Examples of Prioritized Eligible Activities Include:
Post-Wildfire Flood Prevention and Sediment
Soil and Slope Stabilization
Applications must be received by TDEM through the Grants Management System (GMS) no later than January 20, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered for funding. Jurisdictions with questions are encouraged to contact TDEM’s regional field staff.
Additional information is available at tdem.texas.gov/disasters/fm-5420-post-fire-fiscal-year-2022.