2017 in Montana brought devastating fires, burning more than 1.4 million acres. FEMA, recognizing the impacts from such devastating wildfires, has made a grant source available under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Post Fire (HMGP PF) is to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures following the declaration of a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG). Wildfires can destroy homes, businesses, infrastructure, and natural resources. They can also exacerbate secondary hazards and leave areas prone to floods, erosion, and mudflows for many years. The key purpose of this grant program is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters. Montana Disaster and Emergency services is excited to announce the HMGP PF grant application period is open.
The HMGP PF Grant Application Guidance can be found here
Application Period closes March 1, 2019
Applications must be completed in eGrants. Instructions to gain access are included in the application guidance posted below.
Information provided by FEMA on the funding opportunity can be found at: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-post-fire
Eligibile Applicants with a FEMA approved mitigation plan are:
- State Agencies
- **private non-profit**(see specific requirements in the application guidance)