Hurricane Michael Disaster Assistance Grant

The Hurricane Michael Disaster Assistance Grant program is a one-time subgrant program to assist with the identification and repair of damage to historic properties in Georgia counties devastated by Hurricane Michael (October 9, 2018) by addressing historic property needs unmet through other funding sources. This subgrant program has been made available through the award of an Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund grant for Hurricane Florence, Super Typhoon Yutu, and Hurricane Michael (ESHPF FYM) from the National Park Service (NPS).

Any Georgia local government entity, including counties, municipalities, and duly authorized agencies or instrumentalities of a county or municipality, including but not limited to, local authorities and local boards; and private, secular non-profit organizations located in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated disaster area for Hurricane Michael in Georgia are eligible to apply. For a list of eligible counties and a map, please see

HPD may award up to $3,500,000 in ESHPF FYM funds for predevelopment, development, and planning projects, and up to $750,000 in ESHPF FYM funds for historic resource surveys. The minimum project award for predevelopment, development, and planning projects is $10,000. The minimum project award for historic resource surveys is $15,000.

No project match is required. Grants may be fully or partially awarded. This is a reimbursable grant, and project reimbursements are based on invoices and receipts that are directly related to work items in the SHPO and NPS approved scope of work. In order for a project cost to be eligible for reimbursement, all work and costs must be tracked and supported by receipts, invoices, and photo documentation.

For this grant program, development (construction), predevelopment, planning, and survey projects, will be considered. Acquisition, building additions, total reconstructions or major reconstructions are not eligible for grant assistance.

Development and predevelopment work require that a property be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Properties already listed in the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a contributing resource within a listed historic district, receive priority consideration for funding under this grant program.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) describes eligibility requirements, the grant cycle timeline, and processes in more detail.

Current Grant Cycle

The Letter of Intent (LOI) period for the Hurricane Michael Disaster Response Grant has opened! Letters of Intent will be reviewed against SHPO submission requirements, listed in Section 4 of the LOI. Applicants will be invited to submit a full application if they provide all information identified in Section 4 of the LOI.

Letters of Intent must be received by 11:59 PM on September 15, 2023 to be reviewed. Letter of Intent documents and instructions are below.

Current Application Documents