Mitigation Grant Funding Available


The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announces the release of  a Notice of Intent (NOI) Form for Calendar Year 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance funding opportunities provided by funds  from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and The State of West Virginia.  We anticipate the opportunity to apply for funding from at least three different programs including the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and the Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) Program. Interested eligible applicats must complete and return to the address listed on the Notice of Intent no later than September 4, 2015 if you wish to apply for any of these mitigation funding opportunities.  Your response by this date is necessary in order to provide the state the necessary time to work with applicants  on the development of one or more applications for consideration of the various grant programs.
All counties, incorporated municipalities and eligible non-profit organizations in West Virginia are eligible to apply for mitigation funding. This has been a very competitive process in the past, and we do not expect it to be any different this year.  Therefore, it is very important that your application be consistent with your community’s Hazard Mitigation Plan so we can demonstrate that the project you are putting forward for funding helps to accomplish the mitigation goals outlined in that plan.
For More information, visit the Division of Homeland Security's web site at and select Mitigation or contact Brian Penix, State Hazard Mitigation Officer at 304-558-5380.

Contact Information

Jimmy Gianato, Director