Funding Opportunity Under DR-4407 California Wildfires

Applications are due THIS FRIDAY, March 15th. Priorities are:

Eligible Hazard Mitigation activities in declared counties (Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties)

Post-fire erosion control projects in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties

Prioritize projects that take advantage of FEMA pre-calculated benefits

Building code projects to support post-disaster code enforcement

Mitigation projects addressing flood, fire, and earthquake hazards

Partnerships with State agencies for large projects to mitigate flood, fire, and/or earthquake hazards

Previously submitted, but not funded projects Mitigation projects in non-declared counties

NOI Deadline is 12:00 Midnight, March 15, 2019

Interested Subapplicants are invited to submit a Notice of Interest (NOI) for eligible Hazard Mitigation projects and planning activities. There is no funding cap for individual projects.

State Funding Priorities for DR-4407

  1. Eligible Hazard Mitigation activities in declared counties (Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties
    1. Post-fire erosion control projects in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties
    2. Prioritize projects that take advantage of FEMA pre-calculated benefits
    3. Building code projects to support post-disaster code enforcement
    4. Mitigation projects addressing flood, fire, and earthquake hazards                
  2. Partnerships with State agencies for large projects to mitigate flood, fire, and/or earthquake hazards
  3. Previously submitted, but not funded projects
  4. Mitigation projects in non-declared counties

Important Dates

Subapplication Development Workshops:

February 2019

DR-4407 NOI Deadline: 12:00 Midnight, March 15, 2019

Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now—before the next disaster—to reduce human and financial consequences later. Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices and invest in long-term community well-being and resilience. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security and self-reliance.

As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds plans and projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In California, these funds are administered by the Cal OES HMGP Unit. Eligible subapplicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and some private non-profits. To learn more about the HMGP, visit:FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance.


Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) are additional programs that provide funding for mitigation activities. For additional information on PDM and FMA, click on the following web address: Pre-Disaster & Flood Mitigation.