Hurricane Michael Disaster Assistance Grant

The Hurricane Michael Disaster Assistance Grant program is a one-time subgrant program to assist Georgia historic property owners with recovery from Hurricane Michael 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).

Owners of historic buildings, structures, and objects in Georgia counties that were not designated for public assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hurricane Michael are unfortunately ineligible to apply. For a list of eligible counties and a map, please see The following Georgia counties were designated for individual and public assistance by FEMA.  Therefore private, public, and nonprofit historic property owners are eligible to apply.

  • Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Laurens, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth

The following Georgia counties were designated for public assistance by FEMA.  Only public and nonprofit historic property owners and are eligible to apply in these counties.

  • Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bleckley, Brooks, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Chattahoochee, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Dodge, Dooly, Echols, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Hancock, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Macon, Marion, Montgomery, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Schley, Screven, Stewart, Tattnall,     Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson

This is a reimbursement grant program and there is a minimum project cost of $100,000. No match is required. There is no maximum project cost, however the subgrant program will award up to $3,500,000 in total. Eligible projects include site-specific plans and specifications (pre-development) and construction (development) projects. Properties must be listed or eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The announcement and application describe eligibility requirements, project examples, the grant cycle timeline, and processes in more detail.

Current Grant Cycle

The application period for the Hurricane Michael Disaster Response Grant has opened! Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2021. Application documents and instructions are below.

Current Application Documents