Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

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The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on an annual basis.

There are three types of FMA grants available to applicants:

  • 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 grantee to help administer the FMA program and activities

Please see the chart below for information on how to apply to the FMA program.

This picture is a hazard Mitigation Assistance application submission flowchart.  On the top of the chart it says, Individuals and homeowners may not apply for funding through eligible subapplicants.  Below that is a chart of an upside pyramid with 3 levels.  The first level is the subapplicant level.  There are four rectangles.  There is a rectangle for Tribal Governments, State Agencies, Tribal Agencies and Local Communities.  There is an arrow pointing down to the second level, which is the Applicant level.  There are 3 circles on that level.  There is a circle for Territories, Tribal Government and States. Below the circle, there is an arrow that points to an upside triangle that says FEMA.
FEMA pyramid flow chart Flood Mitigation Assistance.

New Updates

02/27/2015 - FEMA has released the Fiscal Year 15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and Addendum.  This document is applicable for disasters declared on or after February 27, 2015.  

02/27/2015 - FEMA has released 23 resources and job aids for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs.

09/16/2014 - FEMA has posted the disposition of subapplications received for the FY 2014 FMA grant program.

04/04/2014 – A new update of the Benefit-Cost Analysis Toolkit (version 5.0) is in effect starting April 4, 2014.

Contact Information

For your local FEMA Office: FEMA Regional Offices
For your state official that oversees mitigation: State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO)


Last Updated: 
03/16/2015 - 17:05
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