Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program (HMA)
The purpose of this form is to establish your community/organization’s interest in the Hazard Mitigation Program. Identify projects that are a priority for your community/organization which will reduce and/or eliminate the need for future emergency or disaster costs.
Hazard Mitigation is defined as any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. New Hampshire Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) administers the three following Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs: the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program, and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program.
These programs provide funding for eligible activities that are consistent with the National Mitigation Framework’s Long-Term Vulnerability Reduction Capability. Please complete HSEM’s Letter of Intent (LOI) if your project aims to reduce community vulnerability to disasters and their effects, promotes individual and community safety and resilience, and promotes community vitality after an incident. It is recommended applicants reference their community’s Mitigation Action Items identified in their FEMA-Approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan prior to completing this LOI.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Hazard Mitigation Team at 603-271-2231 or your assigned HSEM Field Representative.