Local Hazard Mitigation Plans


The $25,000,000 Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Program (LHMPP) assists eligible entities through providing grants to develop or update local hazard mitigation plans, or to provide cost share for hazard mitigation planning activities funded through other federal sources.

CDBG-MIT funds administered by HUD, and implemented through the Texas General Land Office fund these planning activities, and the Hazard Mitigation Plan development and approval oversight is administered by FEMA and implemented through the Texas Division of Emergency Management. Grant awards will range from $20,000 - $100,000.


How Can I Apply for the Local Hazard Mitigation Plans Program (LHMPP)?

Application intake will begin on July 28, 2021 and will be processed for eligibility on a first come, first served basis until July 2027 or until funding is exhausted, whichever is first.
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Eligible Entities

All applicants must satisfy the following basic requirements:

  1. Be federally declared counties or ZIP codes from the following disasters as listed in the CDBG-MIT Action Plan
    1. Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332, August 2017), MAP
    2. 2015 Floods (DR-4223, May 29, 2015) (DR-4245, November 25, 2015), MAP
    3. 2016 Floods (DR-4272, June 11, 2016) (DR-4269, April 25, 2016) (DR-4266, March 19, 2016), MAP
  2. Meet FEMA’s definition of a local government as per 44 CFR 201.2
    “Local government is any county, municipality, city, town, township, public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments (regardless of whether the council of governments is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), regional or interstate government entity, or agency or instrumentality of a local government; any Indian tribe or authorized tribal organization, or Alaska Native village or organization; and any rural community, unincorporated town or village, or other public entity.”


Additional eligibility criteria apply. For a full list of the eligibility criteria see LHMPP Application Guide referenced in the LHMPP Application Resources section below.


Project Categories:

  • New Hazard Mitigation Plan Development – Develop a Local Hazard Mitigation plan that identifies, assesses, and reduces long-term risks to life and property from hazard events, or provide cost share (local match) for funding awarded to do the same from FEMA.
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan Update – Update a current local Hazard Mitigation Plan that is within 2 years of expiration, or provide cost share (local match) for funding awarded to do the same from FEMA.

Potential applicants should call the LHMPP team at 512-770-4900 with questions related to the application and program. 

LHMPP Application Resources: 


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