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Deadline for Hazard Mitigation Grants for Hurricane Michael is Approaching

ATLANTA (February 1, 2018) | Sen. Tyler Harper (R – Ocilla) encourages eligible communities and local governments to apply for grants through the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The deadline for pre-application is March 1.

“We want to help those who are most affected by Hurricane Michael and I urge local communities that were affected by the disaster to apply for these grants,” said Sen. Harper. “Now is the time for local leaders and organizations to come together to rebuild our communities. I want to thank GEMA for providing these funds to support our communities.” 


Applications require a completion of a pre-application, which is available on the GEMA website. Pre-application must be submitted by March 1. Once pre-application is submitted, applicants will be contacted be a member of GEMA/HS Hazard Mitigation team.

For more information on the Hazard Mitigation grants and the pre- application, please visit     

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Sen. Tyler Harper serves as Chairman of the Natural Resources and the Environment Committee. He represents the 7th Senate District which includes Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Irwin, Pierce and Ware counties and portions of Charlton and Wilcox counties.  He may be reached at 404.463.5263 or via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .