FEMA provides Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) mitigation grants to state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions reduce their losses from natural hazards. Hazard mitigation measures are any sustainable action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term and permanent risk to people and property from future disasters.
Throughout the past 30 years, legislative milestones and major storm events have created new approaches and programs to address disaster damages.
This web page showcases some defining events and advancements in the history of FEMA’s mitigation. View a detailed timeline showcasing some defining events and advancements in the history of FEMA’s mitigation assistance program.
30 Year HMA Timeline with Descriptions
View a detailed timeline showcasing some defining events and advancements in the history of FEMA’s mitigation assistance.
Hazard Mitigation Grants Data Visualization
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers three Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs that provide funding for eligible mitigation planning and projects that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.The programs are the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.
The snapshots below are examples to show FEMA’s online data visualization (http://bit.ly/2oJ72M9) resource. Each view summarizes the mitigation projects funded over the last 30 years.The data includes the amount of funds obligated and the number of mitigation projects for each of the programs.Data can be viewed by county, state, FEMA region or by Congressional District.