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Deadline for Hazard Mitigation Grants for Hurricane Michael Extended Statewide to July 31

May 10, 2019 - 07:57:27 AM

ATLANTA –All Communities and counties are eligible and encouraged to apply for grants through the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as a result of damages from Hurricane Michael. The deadline for HMGP pre-applications has been extended statewide to July 31.

Following a major disaster declaration, HMGP provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures. GEMA/HS is responsible for the review, prioritization and funding recommendation of eligible projects to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“Georgia is receiving these funds to pump right back into communities to help them be better prepared for the next natural disaster,” said GEMA/HS Director Homer Bryson. “We encourage all local governments to apply for these grants.”

All applications start with the completion of a pre-application, which is available on the GEMA/HS website. Upon submission of the pre-application, applicants will be contacted by a member of the GEMA/HS Hazard Mitigation team with additional information, including eligibility and next steps.

For additional information and the pre-application, visit Additional questions should be directed to the Hazard Mitigation specialist assigned to the community’s area, which can be found on the attached map.

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