Hazard mitigation grant funding is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), via the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management. FEMA gives Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to states to perform long-term hazard reduction after a major disaster. The purpose is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters. HMGP funds also support reduction and removal of hazards during the immediate recovery from a disaster. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds are available only within a presidentially declared disaster area. State, territorial and tribal governments and certain non-profits are allowed to apply for these funds Homeowners and businesses may not apply but a community may apply on their behalf. North Carolina Emergency Management is also available to help local and state partners secure federal funding and provides grant funding. Grant funding is available for Emergency Operations Centers, capacity building, cybersecurity, hazardous materials, individual assistance, flood mitigation, and more.