About Hawaii's Hazard Mitigation Program

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is responsible for managing the state's participation in FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs, which provide grants for eligible hazard mitigation projects. The HMA includes the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grants and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants. This survey is intended for agencies that would like to begin discussions about projects they might want to pursue using a hazard mitigation grant.

The following page has some basic questions about your hazard mitigation project idea. Your responses will be reviewed by HI-EMA and you will be contacted by a member of our hazard mitigation team to have a more detailed discussion about your project and what grant opportunities may be available.  
About Hazard Mitigation
Hazard mitigation is any action taken to permanently reduce or eliminate long-term risk from the effects of natural hazards. Hazard mitigation (i.e., prevention or reduction of loss) differs from short-term preparedness, emergency response, recovery measures, and risk-spreading measures such as insurance.
Agencies Eligible to Apply for Hazard Mitigation Funding
  • State Agencies
  • County Agencies
  • Non-Profit Agencies (eligibility may be limited to certain mitigation grants)