Hazard Mitigation Funding Now Available

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The growing threat of climate change brings more severe weather and disasters. The best way to protect our nation from these threats is to build resilience in our communities. This is the focus of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant program. The program provides the funds communities need to implement projects that reduce the impact of climate change, such as wildfires, drought, coastal erosion and increased flooding.

On Aug. 5, President Biden approved $3.46 billion in funds for these grants. The funding will help communities prioritize mitigation needs to help address the effects of climate change and increase disaster resilience. Additionally, the grants allow the private sector to work with the public sector to address unmet needs and help promote equitable outcomes in underserved communities.

These hazard mitigation funds are available for the 59 major disaster declarations issued as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response. State, tribal and territorial governments across the country are able to apply for these grants.

For examples of innovative mitigation projects that help achieve effective hazard mitigation and disaster resilience you can check out the FEMA’s Mitigation Action Portfolio.

Mitigation projects can include:

  • The use of nature-based features, such as storm water parks, living shorelines, and land conservation to reduce coastal erosion or increased flooding.
  • The creation of buffers to decrease spread and absorb impacts of approaching wildfires using fire resistant construction materials.
  • Relocating critical utilities outside of high-risk areas.

Throughout the month, FEMA is hosting a series of webinars about mitigation projects, planning and an overview on how your community can apply for Hazard Mitigation Assistance.

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Upcoming Webinars

All sessions will be recorded. The link to recordings will be provided when available.

Recordings from Previous Webinars

All sessions were recorded. If the recording is not available yet in the links below, check back soon.


Cost Estimation Webinar
This webinar will cover the basics of construction cost estimates for common Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) program project types.

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This webinar will explore how to implement mitigation actions through a variety of funding sources available at the state and federal level.

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Prioritizing locally identified, at-risk community assets is an essential part of developing a list of potential projects that will reduce hazard vulnerabilities in your community. This prioritized list of assets will help to set the tone for what projects/solutions might later be developed within the Mitigation Strategies section of the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). This webinar will explore how to prioritize at-risk community assets within the HMP process to increase the awareness and understanding of potential community impacts of hazards.


The 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) National Review Panel is March 7-25, 2022. The application period to apply to be a panelist is now open.

During this webinar, Ryan Janda, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Non-Disaster Grants Implementation Branch Chief, will lead a federal panel discussion on the importance of partnerships for FEMA's grant programs.


Each year, FEMA’s publishes Notices of Funding Opportunity for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs. These competitive grant programs assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments to build a culture of preparedness by strengthening our nation’s ability to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damage.

This webinar will focus on strategies to eliminate or reduce the damage to residential property and the disruption to life caused by repeated flooding and other hazards, and how FEMA's Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program can be used to support these types of projects.

This webinar will provide information on common pre-disaster mitigation grant application errors and how to avoid them when applying for Flood Mitigation Assistance and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funding.

This webinar provided an overview of the Fiscal Year 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for prospective tribal applicants and subapplicants interested in applying for Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funding. This session was offered twice, along with a third session for tribal applicants.

This webinar focuses on breaking down each of the technical and qualitative criterion for the National Competition of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program as described in the FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity.

This webinar provides information on common pre-disaster mitigation grant application errors and how to avoid them when applying for Flood Mitigation Assistance and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funding.

This webinar provides an overview of the Fiscal Year 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for prospective applicants and subapplicants interested in applying for Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funding.

This webinar highlights how the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Programs  incorporates equity into program design, and how the programs can be used to support community resilience, especially for disadvantaged and tribal communities.

This webinar provides an overview and analysis of data trends regarding selections of subapplications for the $700 million available in Fiscal Year 2020 for two of FEMA's mitigation grant programs.

This webinar provides an overview of the Fiscal Year 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for prospective applicants and subapplicants interested in applying for Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funding.

This webinar provides an overview and examples of climate change, future conditions and how nature-based solutions can help build community resilience against these issues.
Last updated August 5, 2021