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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants are available for acquiring energy assurance products.

If the HMA Grant is used to purchase generators, then the generator(s) must be tied to a specific project, such as constructing a tornado shelter and using a generator for backup power. In general, HMA funds may be used to pay up to 75% of the eligible activity costs associated with the mitigation project in question.

These funds are usually administered by the State and require the local hazard mitigation plans to be up to date.

The DHS Regional Resiliency Assessment Program may also be a potential source of grant funding to mitigate capability gaps.

Financing Options and Funding Opportunities to Support Local Government Energy Assurance Planning

This paper was developed in response to an increase in the number of events that have resulted in the loss or reduction of local government essential functions and services due to energy disruptions.

Although energy assurance is recognized as important by a large number of local governments, an impediment to action has been "How do we pay for it?" This guide was developed to help you understand the financing options and funding opportunities that can underwrite energy assurance Capital Projects and Actions.

The intended audiences for this document are local government energy officials and energy assurance managers, as well as those involved in maintaining and operating local government systems that depend on energy availability such as IT officials and emergency response professionals. Local policy makers, appointed and elected officials may also find this guide useful due to their direct accountability to taxpayers and their responsibility to serve the public.

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