The 2020 fire season saw over 130,000 acres burn across Montana. FEMA, recognizing the impacts from such devastating wildfires, has made a grant source available under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The HMGP Post-Fire Grant 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.
Application Period closes September 10, 2021
Montana DES will be accepting applications for FM-5324 until 10 September 2021. There is $2,361,305.00 available for mitigation project(s) throughout the state, under this opportunity. However, preference will be given to affected counties, and fire mitigation projects. Please fill out and submit a Notice of Intent to MT DES. Applications will be completed through the FEMA eGrants System. If you need access, please reach out to the Mitigation Team.
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)