This page provides links to programs available after a disaster, ongoing mitigation grants, other FEMA grants to be used by local and Tribal officials. It includes other federal agency grants as well.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - HMGP provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a Major Disaster Declaration.
- Eligibilty - Eligible applicants include state, territorial, and local governments, Federally-recognized tribes or tribal organizations, and certain nonprofit organizations. Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however, a community may apply on their behalf.
- What is it for - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds may be used to fund projects that will reduce or eliminate the losses from future disasters. Projects must provide a long-term solution to a problem. A project’s potential savings must be more than the cost of implementing the project. Funds may be used to protect either public or private property, or to purchase property that has been subjected to, or is in danger of, repetitive damage.
- What should an application look like - Visit R6 Hazard Mitigation Assistance - the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - to view the elements: Scope of Work, Alternatives, Maintenance agreement, Supporting documents, Environmental, Work Schedule, Work Schedule Example, Cost Break Down, Making your Match, and Standard Form-424/ Assurances
- Timing - On average, it will take several months to a year for HMGP funding to be available. Once it is, there is a specific process, outlined below, that outlines the timing of the application process for communities.
- Local Officials visit https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-guide-state/local-governments for more information.
- Tribal Officials visit https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-guide-federally-recognized-tribal-governments for more information.
- How to Apply - Communities, specifically local officials, need to contact their State Hazard Mitigation Officer to express an interest in a project and obtain an application.
- Arkansas - Lacye Blake, 501-683-6724, Lacye.Blake@adem.arkansas.gov
- Louisiana - Jeffrey Giering, 225-267-2516, Jeffrey.Giering@la.gov
- New Mexico - Wendy Blackwell, 505-476-9676, Wendy.Blackwell@state.nm.us
- Oklahoma - Matt Rollins, 405-521-3140, Matthew.Rollins@oem.ok.gov
- Texas - David Jackson, 512-424-5489, David.Jackson@dps.texas.gov
Ongoing Mitigation Grants
- Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants (FMA) - FMA provides funding to States, Territories, federally-recognized tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP. FMA funding is also available for management costs.
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants (PDM) - PDM awards planning and project grants to assist States, U.S. Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and local communities. It provides opportunities for raising public awareness about reducing future losses before disaster strikes.
Mitigation Grant "How To" Information:
- Mitigation Grant Application Process - Provides information on developing mitigation planning and projects subapplications for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs.
- Mitigation Grant Suite of Tools for specific types of projects on everything from Acquistion to Flood Risk Reduction to Elevation to Close Out.
Other Programmatic Grants - Disaster and Non-Disaster
- Public Assistance (PA) - PA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly-owned facilities, and the facilities of certain PNP organizations.
- Eligiblity - Eligible applicants include states, federally recognized tribal governments (including Alaska Native villages and organizations so long as they are not privately owned), U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.
- How to Apply and Timelines - After a Major Disaster Declaration, Public Assistance staff will contact the Tribal and/or community officials to discuss project formulation. To learn more visit the PA Frequently Asked Questions web page.
- Region 6 PA has designed a web page to walk you through the recovery process, providing forms and other useful information.
- Disaster Case Management (DCMP) - This program is a time-limited process that augments local capacity and involves a partnership between a case manager and a disaster survivor to develop and carry out a Disaster Recovery Plan. The Disaster Recovery Plan includes resources, services, decision-making priorities, progress reports, and the goals needed to achieve case closure.
- Eligibility, How to Apply, and Timelines - The Governor or Tribal Executive of the impacted State or Tribal Government may request an option to apply for a DCMP grant if the declaration includes Individual Assistance.
- Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAG) - The FMAG is 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.
- Eligibility - This grant is available to States, local and tribal governments.
- How to Apply and Timelines - The FMAG declaration process is initiated when a State submits a request for assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director at the time a "threat of major disaster" exists. The entire process is accomplished on an expedited basis and a FEMA decision is rendered in a matter of hours.
- Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP) - This program provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disasters who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.
- Eligibilty - For individuals and households for the areas impacted by disaster and as designated in a Major Disaster Declaration.
- How to Apply and Timelines - Individuals may call 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) or register online at www.disasterassistance.gov
- Preparedness Grants - Provides state and local governments with preparedness program funding in the form of Preparedness (non-disaster) Grants to enhance the capacity of state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders to prevent, respond to, and recover from a weapons of mass destruction terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and other explosive devices, and cyber-attacks.
- Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) - The primary goal is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations.
- Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants - Provides funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities.
- Fire Prevention & Safety Grants - Supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. These grants have expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.
- Emergency Management Performance Grant Program - Provides Federal funds to states to assist state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards. The EMPG Program, provides necessary direction, coordination, and guidance, and provides necessary assistance, as authorized in this title, to support a comprehensive all hazards emergency preparedness system.
- Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program - CDBG-DR funding supplements other Federal recovery assistance programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). CDBG-DR funds cannot duplicate funding available from federal, state or local governments, private and non-profit organizations, insurance proceeds, or any other source of assistance. CDBG-DR funds may also be used to match other federal resources and can also be used in combination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Social Services Block Grants (SSBGs).
- Information on other available HUD Grants
Small Business Administration (SBA)
- SBA - Offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters.
State Disaster Grants
Texas Affordable Housing Corporation
Texas Foundation Funds
Department of Aging and Disability Services
Texas Department of Agriculture
Community Development Fund
Community Enhancement Fund
Downtown Revitalization/Main street Programs
Planning and Capacity Building
Small and Microenterprise Revolving Loan Funds
Small Towns Environmental Program
Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure/Real Estate Programs
Disaster Relief and Urgent Need Funds
Texas AgriLife Extension Services
Texas Agrilife Research
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Clean Rivers Program
Regional Solid Waste Grants Program
Continuous Water Quality Monitoring Network
Bays and Estuaries grants program
Section 106 Water Pollution Control Grants
Nonpoint Source (Section 319) Grants
Coastal Impact Assistance Program
Texas Forest Services
Office of the Governor
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Historical Commission
Texas Preservation Trust Fund
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
HOME Investment program
Housing Trust Funds
Texas Neighborhood Restabilization Program
Manufactured Housing Program
Texas Department of Insurance
Texas Veterans Land Board
Home Improvement Loan
Texas General Land Office
Coastal Management Resource Program
Community Development Recovery
Community Development Recovery
Texas Department of Park and Wildlife
Texas Department of Public Safety
Section 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Public Assistance - Recovery
Section 406 Mitigation Grants
Texas Public Utility Commission
Texas Railroad Commission
Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Veterans Commission
Texas Water Development Board
TWDB Flood Protection Planning Grant
Flood Mitigation Assistance Program
Rural Water Assistance Fund Program
State Water Implementation Fund for Texas
Agricultural Water Conservation Loan Program
State Specific Resources for Individuals
- Texas Disaster Fund - Provides assistance to individuals and communities recovering from a disaster
- Comptroller's Disaster Relief Resources - Persons who have property in Texas that has been damaged by a disaster can claim an exemption from sales tax on labor charges and other benefits.
- Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs - Provides a subject list for survivors to use to find the appropriate assistance to meet their needs.
- USDA Farm Service Agency - Disaster Assistance Program - Provides assistance for natural disaster losses, resulting from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other calamities.
- Texas Water Development Board - Administers State and Federal grant programs for flood protection planning, and implementation of flood mitigation projects.
- Texas Department of Insurance
Your State Hazard Mitigation Officer, NFIP Coordinator, Earthquake Program Manager, Dam Safety Manager, and Floodplain Management Association contact information may be accessed by clicking on www.fema.gov/region-vi-mitigation-partners
- Texas A&M After Disaster Recovery Information
- Recovering from Disaster - Ready.gov
- Hurricane Harvey - Rumor Control - What You Need to Know
- Visit FEMA's Flood Insurance Reform webpage (www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program/flood-insurance-reform) for information on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 and other reforms.
- Communities may be eligible for Hazard Mitigation grants and loans, visit FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance webpage: www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance
- Obtain a tailored list of assistance available on www.DisasterAssistance.gov
- Learn how to build safer and stronger and potentially decrease your flood insurance premiums, go to the FEMA Building Science Branch website. www.fema.gov/building-science
- For information about local building code and permit requirements, contact your local community officials.
Find Additional Funding Opportunities and Deadlines
- Grants.gov - If you are looking for federal disaster and non-disaster grants, start with Grants.gov and use the "Search Grants" button. On the left hand side you can make choices that will narrow down your results. Keep in mind that if a deadline to submit a grant application has passed, the grant will be considered either "Closed" or "Archived".