Flood Mitigation Assistance Program Overview
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 4101) with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
FEMA provides FMA funds to assist States and communities implement measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under NFIP.
Eligible Applicants and/or Subapplicants:
• Local governments
• Indian tribes or other tribal organizations
Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however an eligible Applicant or Subapplicant may apply on their behalf.
***FMA New Updates
10/19/2013 - The FMA application period is now closed.
07/2013 - The updated Fiscal Year 2013 Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance is now available.
FEMA will open the PDM and FMA application period on July 19, 2013 and close the application period on October 18, 2013.
Please go to www.grants.gov for the PDM and FMA Funding Opportunity Announcements.
Funding Opportunity Annoucement - FY2013 FMA Program:
1. FMA funding for mitigation planning will be limited to $100,000 for States and Territories.
2. Subapplications containing higher ratios of SRL properties will receive priority over other projects.
Types of FMA Grants
Three types of FMA grants are available to States and communities:
- Planning Grants to prepare Flood Mitigation Plans
- Project Grants to implement measures to reduce flood losses, such as elevation, acquisition, or relocation of NFIP-insured structures
- Management Cost Grants for the State to help administer the FMA program and activities
Please refer to the guiding documents below or contact your State Hazard Mitigation Officer for more information on the FMA program.