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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Information for Residents with Homes Affected by the Flood

Woodie Panorama

The City of Franklin experienced an abundance of rainfall on May 1st and 2nd of this year which caused flooding throughout the City. This flooding caused many residents to suffer content and/or structural damage to their property. For this reason, the City of Franklin is considering participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Through the HMGP, FEMA awards grants to communities to partially fund activities that significantly reduce or permanently eliminate the loss of life and property from natural disasters. One activity that is often funded in the HMGP is acquisition of flood prone residential properties and this is the specific activity that the City is exploring. The purpose of acquiring properties in the floodplain would be to prevent future flooding and damage in the area. 

The City of Franklin will be conducting a public meeting for all owners interested in selling to explain your rights and options under this program.
The meeting will be held on September 22nd at 6:00 p.m., at the below listed address.

City Hall Boardroom
109 Third AVE South
Franklin, TN 37064

After this initial public meeting interested residents will have until October 25 to get their letter of interest to the City to be considered for the program.

If you have any concerns or questions, please call Tom Marsh in the Building and Neighborhood Services Department at 794-7012 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  You can also email hazard.mitigation@franklintn.gov

Helpful Links

Power point presentation on FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program
Property Owner Questionair (bring this with you to the public meeting.)
Fact Sheet (bring this with you to the public meeting.)
Meeting Announcement Letter

Meeting Video

Last updated: 9/29/2010 2:38:54 PM