NMDHSEM Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant

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 or after a Presidential Disaster Declaration. These declarations have typically been for the post-wildfire flooding damage. Additionally, DHSEM may 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 Pre-disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM) utilizing FEMA funding. The PDM provides grants to local governments, tribes and State agencies on an annual basis for hazard mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate overall risk from natural hazards. The purpose of the PDM is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented before the next natural disaster strikes. PDM is authorized under Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Title 42, United States Code 5133.

Who Can Apply? Local governments and tribal entities with a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. This program can only be applied for during the annual cycle. 

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