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Region 6 Mitigation Grants for Communities and Tribes

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. 

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:

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


Colonia Funds


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


Humanities Texas


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

CDBG-DR Housing

Community Development Recovery

CDBG-DR Infrastructure

Texas Department of Park and Wildlife




Texas Department of Public Safety


Section 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program


Pre-Disaster Mitigation


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



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". 
Last Updated: 
03/02/2018 - 14:04