Governor Cuomo Announces Over $500 Million in
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Letter of Intent Registration Period Closed
Grants will Help New York to Rebuild Stronger, Resilient Communities Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a call for projects to be funded by the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to assist local governments and non-profit organizations rebuild stronger, more resilient communities across the state. These efforts are aimed at increasing the State's resiliency, mitigating the risks of loss and damage associated with future disasters, and reducing hardship. Over $500 million is expected to be available for the program.
After a Presidential disaster declaration, FEMA provides HMGP funds for States to administer grant programs that support local hazard mitigation planning and long-term hazard mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and damage to improved property from natural disasters.
Through the HMGP program, the State will help to fund innovative mitigation measures that protect communities, while at the same time stimulating local economic growth and serving other objectives. FEMA funds provide 75% reimbursement of eligible costs, up to the amount of the award. Local officials and non-profit organizations are encouraged to develop proposals consistent with the State's priorities and to submit their Letters of Intent before the July 5, 2013 deadline. Please use the following links to: