• DR-4732 application is OPEN & accepting NOIs. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Please follow the directions under HMA Grant Programs - Applying for Funding for directions on registering in EMGrantsPro and submitting an NOI.


The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to states, local governments, and Native American tribes for long-term hazard mitigation projects after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the program is to reduce the loss of life and property in future disasters by funding mitigation measures during the recovery phase of a natural disaster. States receive HMGP funding when a Presidential Disaster Declaration has been made.


Safe Rooms

Hazard mitigation funding for the construction of tornado safe rooms in Iowa is limited to structures which serve a local governmental entity and are available to the public.  There are no provisions under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to fund residential safe rooms directly to individuals.

To assist residents with Individual Safe Room criteria, please consult the FEMA 320 Shelter from the Storm: Building or Installing a Safe Room for Your Home. This document outlines the specifications for the construction of a residential tornado safe room.


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