FEMA HMGP Home Hardening Grant Program

Hello! Thank you for your interest in our FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for Home Hardening!

We are currently collecting information from local homeowners. All bids must be submitted to the MCFSC no later than May 31, 2023 to be eligible for participation. Please complete the Intake Questionnaire below, and a member of our staff will contact you to schedule an appointment.

This program allocates over $2 million through early 2025 to assist local homeowners with renovations or retrofits to make their homes more fire resilient. This may include, but is not limited to, replacing roofs, decking or siding with a more fire-resistant material, replacing old windows with double-paned glass, covering soffits and eaves to prevent debris build-up and ember intrusion, installing spark arrestors and bird stops. Following a site visit by MCFSC Field Staff, homeowners will be given a list of approved contractors, and will seek bids (minimum 3), select, and engage in any service contract with the contractor directly, upon approval of the project by MCFSC. The homeowner is required to pay the contractor in full, in accordance with the terms of their agreement, and submit itemized receipts for reimbursement at the completion of the job. The homeowner is entitled to a 65% reimbursement following the close of their project, and an additional 10% at the close of the grant program in 2025. The MCFSC will act as a project manager throughout the process. There is no income, age, or ability criteria to meet.

More information on Low-Cost Retrofits may be found here: Low Cost Retrofit List