Grants and Assistance Programs for Governments

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Catalog of Federal Disaster Assistance (CFDA) numbers are provided to help you find additional information on the CFDA website.

Disaster-Specific Assistance Programs

  • Community Disaster Loan Program
    Provides funds to any eligible jurisdiction in a designated disaster area that has suffered a substantial loss of tax and other revenue.
  • Fire Management Assistance Grant Program
    Assistance for the mitigation, management, and control of fires on publicly or privately owned forests or grasslands, which threaten such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.
    (States, local and tribal governments)
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
    Provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.
    (States, localities and tribal governments; certain private-nonprofit organizations or institutions; authorized tribal organizations; and Alaska native villages or organizations via states)
  • Public Assistance Grant Program
    Provides assistance to alleviate suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.
    (States, localities, tribal governments and private-nonprofit organizations via states)
  • Reimbursement for Firefighting on Federal Property
    Provides reimbursement only for direct costs and losses over and above normal operating costs.
    (States, localities, tribal governments and fire departments)

Hazard-Related Grants and Assistance Programs

  • Community Assistance Program, State Support Services Element (CAP-SSSE)
    Provides funding to States to provide technical assistance to communities in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and to evaluate community performance in implementing NFIP floodplain management activities.
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Program
    Provides funding to assist States and communities in implementing measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insurable under the NFIP.
    (States and localities)
  • National Dam Safety Program
    Provides financial assistance to the states for strengthening their dam safety programs.
  • National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)
    Provides financial assistance to the NEHRP regional consortia for earthquake risk reduction activities among their member states.
    (NEHRP Regional Consortia)
  • National Flood Insurance Program
    Enables property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance as a protection against flood losses in exchange for State and community floodplain management regulations that reduce future flood damages.
    (States, localities, and individuals)
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
    Provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.
    (States, localities and tribal governments)
  • Repetitive Flood Claims Program
    Provides funding to States and communities to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP that have had one or more claims for flood damages, and that can not meet the requirements of the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program for either cost share or capacity to manage the activities.
    (States and localities)

National Preparedness

  • Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
    Provides assistance for the development, maintenance, and improvement of state and local emergency management capabilities.
    (States and U.S. territories via the State Administrative Agency (SAA))
  • Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
    Enhances the capacity of State and local emergency responders to prevent, respond to, and recover from a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) devices and cyber attacks.
    (States, localities and U.S. territories)

    Non-Disaster Programs

    • Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
      Improves preparedness to protect the people of certain communities in the unlikely event of an accident involving this country's stockpiles of obsolete chemical munitions.
      (States, localities and tribal governments)
    • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
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      Supports programs designed to improve capabilities associated with oil and hazardous materials emergency planning and exercising.
      (States, localities and tribal governments, U.S. territories, state emergency response committee’s (SERCs) and LEPCs)
    • Cooperating Technical Partners
      Provides technical assistance, training, and/or data to support flood hazard data development activities.
      (States, localities, tribal governments)
    • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
      Supplements the work of local social service organizations within the United States, both private and governmental, to help people in need of emergency assistance.
      (Private-Nonprofit community and government organizations)
    • Map Modernization Management Support
      Provides funding to supplement, not supplant, ongoing flood hazard mapping management efforts by the local, regional, or State agencies.
      (States and localities)
    • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
      Provides funding for training in emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities associated with hazardous chemicals.
      (Public officials, fire and police personnel, medical personnel, first responders, and other tribal response and planning personnel)
    Last Updated: 
    07/24/2014 - 16:00
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