NMDHSEM Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) is a resource for communities after the Governor has issued a State of Emergency, after a Presidential Disaster Declaration or a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration. The purpose of the program is to help with long-term hazard mitigation measures. DHSEM may also have information on other programs and resources available to your community after a wildfire.

What is it?  The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) administers the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) utilizing FEMA funding. HMGP provides grants to local governments, tribal entities and State agencies to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures. The purpose of HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Title 42, United States Code 5170c.

Who Can Apply? Local governments and tribal entities with a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. This program can only be applied for after a Presidential disaster declaration or a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration.

Are Matching Funds Required? Yes, 25% of the funds must come from a non-federal source.

Program Website: www.nmdhsem.org/Grants.aspx

Department Website: www.nmdhsem.org