Mitigation & Recovery
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs are designed to assist states, territories, federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in reducing overall risk to the population and structures from future natural hazard events.
Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Every community in the United States is at risk for serious loss of life and/or property due to a disaster, be it hurricane, earthquake, or flood. Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices, and invest in long-term community well-being. Because of the documented magnitude of the costs of these losses, numerous programs have been created to lessen the effects of manmade or natural events, should they occur. Indiana’s hazard mitigation program provides financial and technical assistance to local governments to fund eligible projects to assist not-for-profit organizations, individuals, and families to reduce the actual or potential risk of loss of life or property.
The federal share of assistance is not less than 75 percent of the eligible project costs. The Grantee/sub-grantee is responsible for the 25 percent local match requirement.