FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs are designed to provide funding to protect life and property from future natural disasters.
Currently, there are three programs:
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) assists in implementing long-term hazard mitigation measures following a major disaster.
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and projects on an annual basis.
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 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.
New Updates from the HMA Programs
07-02-2014 - FEMA Mitigation Policy and Federal Register Notice: Wildfire Mitigation Programmatic Environmental Assessment; Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Scoping Period. The 45 day comment period concludes August 18, 2014. For more information on FEMA’s Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment please visit www.regulations.gov
04/17/2014 – Beginning on April 21, 2014 FEMA will be accepting applications for the 2014 FMA & PDM programs. The Fiscal Year 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance is still the current guidance for FMA and PDM.
04/04/2014 – A new update of the Benefit-Cost Analysis Toolkit (version 5.0) is in effect starting April 4, 2014.