How many mitigation grant programs does FEMA offer?
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has five grant programs to help communities reduce loss of life and property:
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP),
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM),
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC), and
- Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL).
Who can apply for these mitigation grants?
Local governments/communities may apply as a sub-applicant through a state, territory or tribal government. State agencies, tribal governments and in some cases, private nonprofits may also apply as sub-applicants. Individuals are not eligible to apply for these grant programs.
What does a community have to do in order to be eligible for these mitigation grants?
A community must participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), if a project is located in a floodplain, and must have a current Mitigation Plan which meets the requirements of 44 CFR Part 201.
My community does not participate in the NFIP and/or has no Mitigation Plan, so why bother applying for these mitigation grants?
FEMA can help you join the NFIP! Contact the Region 6 Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch at (940) 898-5127 to be directed to a specialist who can assist you.
Two of FEMA’s mitigation grants programs: HMGP and PDM can provide your community with funds to create and implement a Mitigation Plan. Contact the Region 6 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch at (940) 898-5435 to be directed to a specialist who can assist you.
There have been no disasters in my area, so are these mitigation grants still available?
PDM, FMA, RFC and SRL are funded by Congress; they are not disaster dependent. FEMA’s largest mitigation grant program, HMGP, is available when authorized under the Presidential major disaster declaration.
Where can I get information about mitigation grants, NFIP or other FEMA Mitigation topics?
There are a variety of informational websites available:
- www.fema.gov – is the official FEMA website, where fact sheets on a variety of topics can be obtained.
- http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/hma/index.shtm - for general Hazard Mitigation Assistance (Grants) information.
- http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/hma/grant_resources.shtm - provides Grant Applicant Resources.
- http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3310 – gives you inform...