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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance provides funding for eligible mitigation measures that reduce disaster losses.

"Hazard mitigation" is any sustainable action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from future disasters.

Mitigation planning breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation includes long-term solutions that reduce the impact of disasters in the future.

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Alternative Cost-Effectiveness Methodology

On Oct. 7, 2022, FEMA announced an increase in program accessibility for communities for the fiscal year 2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program application cycle. 

This increased support will benefit underserved communities with challenges meeting the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) requirement when accessing funding through Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs.

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The fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) grant application period for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant programs opened on Sept. 30, 2022, and closes at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 27, 2023.

Find Funding for Hazard Mitigation

Which Best Describes Your Project?

Rebuilding my community after a major disaster in a way that reduces future disaster losses.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program (HMGP)

Reducing the risk of flood damage to NFIP-insured buildings.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

Helping my community reduce risks from future disasters and natural hazards.

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Making my community more resilient after a wildfire disaster.

HMGP Post-Fire Assistance

Implementing one of the 68 Congressional Community Projects that prioritize sustainable & cost-effective measures to reduce risk and/or reliance on federal disaster funding.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)

Find Resources for Applying to & Managing Grants

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Featured Resource

Access resources to help interpret federal statutes, regulations and best practices about mitigation strategies.

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FEMA is accepting comments on proposed updates to HMA Guidance until Sept. 23, 2022.

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WF6 - Mitigation Funding Opportunity - HMGP Fire and Post-Fire Early Warning Systems

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Addendum to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance: Program Administration by States Pilot, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

This document supplements the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Guidance by providing direction on the Program Administration by States provision in the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act, Section 1104(b).

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FY21 Mitigation Action Portfolio - Hazard Mitigation Assistance

This portfolio displays mitigation projects depicting an array of eligible hazard mitigation activities.

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The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Administrative Checklist

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Administrative Checklist replaces and updates the Administrative Plan checklist in NEMIS. The checklist identifies the minimum criteria a plan must contain to be approvable by FEMA and includes new requirements to include subrecipient management costs.

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Non-Residential Hurricane Wind Retrofits

Cost-Effectiveness Determination for Non-Residential Hurricane Wind Retrofit

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Residential Hurricane Wind Retrofits

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Acquisitions and Elevations in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)

Cost Effectiveness Determination for Acquisitions and Elevations in SFHA Using Pre-calculated Benefits

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National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) User Manual

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FY15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Addendum

This addendum supplements the information provided in the HMA Guidance.

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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Wildfire

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Wildfire

Learn More

Visit the About Hazard Mitigation Assistance page for programmatic information, such as: