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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Application Period Open

 

January 29, 2009

 

As multiple declared disasters have increased available grant funds, the application period for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has been extended to May 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm.

HMGP grant funds support projects that will reduce future disaster losses. Successful applications will highlight the cost benefit of applying resources to a particular project, in terms of future damages and costs that will be averted. Grant awards have been made in the past for such projects as road reconstruction, culvert replacement, storm water drainage improvements, and buyout or relocation of flood-prone properties.

Technical assistance in developing applications is available to communities in several ways. The application and instruction materials are available on the MEMA website or through email. Many questions can be answered by phone at (800) 452-8735. It is also likely that local workshops will be scheduled to help communities understand and complete the application. Workshops will be listed on the MEMA online calendar. Information on the application process or upcoming workshops is also available from your County Emergency Management Agency.

One on one consultations for application assistance can also be arranged. We recommend that these requests be made promptly so that consultations can be scheduled well in advance of the May 29th deadline.

 

Contact:

JoAnn Mooney
800-452-8735
joann.e.mooney@maine.gov

 

Last update: 07/20/10