Emergency Management Grants

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

The Stafford Act provides a hazard mitigation grant program (HMGP) to fund statewide mitigation programs (Section 404) and mitigation for disaster-damaged facilities.

Example projects could include:

  • Draining improvement
  • Power line burials
  • Acquisition and relocation of structures
  • Generators

Download the three-part HMGP application from the Resource Library below to get started.


Pre-disaster Mitigation Competitive Grant

The Pre-disaster Mitigation Grant is open to all local governments who wish to apply for funding to complete a project, create a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan or to update an existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the electronics grants (e-Grants) system at https://portal.fema.gov. If applicants do not use the e-Grants system, then they must use the e-Grants paper application format available on the e-Grants website.


Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program 


Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant

The Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is intended to provide financial and technical assistance as well as national direction and guidance to enhance state and local hazardous materials emergency planning and training.

The Grant Program distributes fees collected from shippers and carriers of hazardous materials to emergency responders training and to local emergency planning committees (LEPCs) for hazmat planning. In some cases, only LEPCs that are in compliance with SARA, Title III regulations may apply for the grants.

All federal hazardous materials grants are allocated by Congress on an annual basis. There are no guarantees that grant funding will be available the entire year or every year.

The following grant is most commonly available in South Dakota.

  • The Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant provides funds for hazardous materials training and planning. The planning portion of the grant is available to state governments and LEPCs for hazardous materials emergency response planning and exercising. The grant pays for projects such as commodity flow studies, writing and printing emergency response plans and hazards analyses. HMEP training funds are available to state and/or local public sector employees or volunteers involved in hazardous materials emergency response.

States often receive other hazardous materials planning and training grants from federal agencies. In the past FEMA has granted funds under the Hazardous Materials Financial Assistance Project (HMFAP) and Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The Environmental Protection Agency also provides states, and especially tribal government, with hazardous materials grant opportunities.

The following documents can be used to assist with hazardous materials preparedness:

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