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This page provides resources for applicants to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs.  Links to procedures for developing scopes of work for mitigation project applications, frontloading HMA eligibility requirements, and additional HMA resources to include helpdesks are provided.

Procedures for Developing Scopes of Work

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FEMA has developed Procedures for Developing Scopes of Work for various project types to assist applicants applying for funding.   Below are the available topics.

Frontloading Program Eligibility Requirements

Frontloading the requirements listed below at the earliest point in the application development phase may prevent delays later on. 

  • Mitigation Planning
  • Technical Feasibility and Effectiveness
  • Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands
  • Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Review and Compliance
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Cost-Review
  • Project Development
  • Advance Assistance
  • Strategic Funds Management
  • Project Monitoring
  • Closeout

Please refer to the Frontloading HMA Program Eligibility Requirements document in the FEMA Library for a more details. 

For further details on developing an application, please refer to the Fiscal Year 15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance in the FEMA Library.

Additional Resources

Click on the topics below for information on

FEMA Mitigation Planning
Sample Local Mitigation Planning Scope of Work
Grant Applicant Resources
Pre-Award Documents for Mitigation Grants
Post-Award NFIP Property Mitigation Documents
FEMA Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) Program
Acquisition Projects
FEMA Regional Offices
State National Flood Insurance Program Coordinators

Benefit-Cost Analysis web page

Helpdesks are available to provide technical assistance on engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness and environmental and historic preservation.

Last Updated: 
03/16/2015 - 17:06
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