Hazard Mitigation Program Grant Application Period OPEN

DEM Mitigation Team Announces Open Application Period for State Hazard Mitigation Program Grants

The DEM Mitigation Team has opened the application period for 2011 State Hazard Mitigation Program (SHMP) grants.  Awards are subject to the availability of funds through the Colorado Division of Emergency Management.

We encourage jurisdictions without a local hazard mitigation plan or those needing to update a plan to use this opportunity to assist in plan development.  All local entities applying for pre- or post-disaster FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance program grants must have a FEMA approved local hazard mitigation plan to be eligible.

Activities that will be considered for this grant program include:

  • Local hazard mitigation plans
  • Mitigation studies
  • Purchase of NOAA weather radios
  • Mitigation training materials
  • Printing mitigation information and brochures
  • Mitigation planning activities
  • Risk assessments
  • Hazard mapping projects

Activities that are not within the scope of this grant program:

  • Structural projects (projects requiring environmental or historical assessments)
  • Response-oriented equipment

The Mitigation Team is soliciting Grant Applications for this program until close of business on Friday, June 3, 2011.  Grant applications must be filled out by the local emergency manager.  Please take a look at the 2011 State Hazard Mitigation Program Announcement Letter for more details on how to apply. For questions or comments, contact Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Assistant, at scott.baldwin@state.co.us or 720-852-6696.