Region I: Mitigation - Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs

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FEMA's Hazard Mitigation grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages. The grant programs currently administered by the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch in Region I include the following:

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Authorized under Section 404 of the Stafford Act, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.

Flood Mitigation Assistance Program
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 insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.

Severe Repetitive Loss Program
The Severe Repetitive Loss grant program was authorized by the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, which amended the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to provide funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to severe repetitive loss structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Repetitive Flood Claims Program
Up to $10 million is available annually for FEMA to provide RFC funds to assist States and communities reduce flood damages to insured properties that have had one or more claims to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

For additional information on grant application periods, eligibility guidance and the application process click here.

Last Updated: 
06/17/2013 - 09:36