Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Announcement

The Colorado Office of Emergency Management is now accepting Notice of Interest (NOI) from eligible applicants for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This program was requested by the Governor and approved by FEMA as part of the presidential disaster declaration for the High Park and Waldo Canyon wildfires.

It is the Mitigation Teams’ hope that local emergency management and mitigation partners will take a comprehensive look at their community’s risk, determine if any projects would meet the requirements for funding, and submit a NOI. These grants represent a fantastic opportunity to improve a community’s ability to mitigate natural hazards and reduce potential impacts on citizens, property, and local economies.

Important Information and Dates

·         Please read the HMGP Announcement Letter for additional information on the NOI, kick-off meeting, program description, applicant eligibility, and project evaluation criteria.

·         On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 10AM-Noon, there will be a HMGP kick-off meeting in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) at 9195 East Mineral Avenue (2nd floor) to discuss the program. Potential applicants are highly encouraged to attend and bring their project ideas.

·         Notice of Interest forms must be returned no later than November 30, 2012.

Program information is also available directly from the HMGP page on FEMA’s web site. The reference document June 1, 2010 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance is applicable to funding associated with this announcement.

For questions or comments, please contact Ken Brink, Mitigation Team Supervisor, with at kenneth.brink@state.co.us or 720-852-6695.