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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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Registration Open for the 2023 Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop

This year's virtual workshop, All Together for Climate Resilient Communities, is scheduled for Oct. 16-19.

The Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop is the annual gathering of hazard mitigation experts and partners to share information about grants and floodplain management, and strengthening the relationships between stakeholders and FEMA.

Register for Workshop

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 100 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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MT eGrants Guide to Eligible Activities and Codes

This job aid provides a list of activities which may be eligible for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) project, planning, management costs, and technical assistance subapplications.

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Fact Sheet: Using Ecosystem Service Benefits in the Benefit-Cost Analysis Policy

This fact sheet highlights the ecosystem service benefits in benefit-cost analysis for FEMA Policy 108-024-02 implemented by the agency’s mitigation programs

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Hazard Mitigation Action Portfolio Support Document

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Community Safe Room: Application Example Document

The following template is intended to help the reader understand the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) application process.

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Homeowner's Guide to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

This brochure answers some common questions homeowners have about implementing post-disaster projects that reduce future damage to their homes.

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Acquisition/Demolition/Relocation Closeout Checklist

Provides a checklist of required closeout documentation, a list of steps taken by FEMA during the closeout process, and a list of actions for recipients and for subrecipients to take to closeout acquisition/demolition/relocation mitigation activities.

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Planning Grant: Application Instructions

This document provides instructions on how to complete the application for the hazard mitigation planning grants under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Planning grants funded under HMGP are designed to develop and update state, territorial, local, and tribal mitigation plans that meet the planning requirements outlined in Title 44, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 201.

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Hazard Mitigation Activities Under BRIC and FMA May Incorporate Cybersecurity Activities

This document provides information about hazard mitigation activities under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs that may incorporate cybersecurity subcomponents. Detailed information is provided about eligibility criteria and examples of possible cybersecurity subcomponents that will improve a community’s resilience to natural hazards or ensure the continued operation of critical infrastructure.

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MT eGrants Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of frequently asked questions collected by the Mitigation eGrants team. These are common issues users of the system need assistance with and how to resolve them.

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Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Las Vegas

In 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study of the Las Vegas urban area to understand how the state and local jurisdictions use preparedness grants to increase their emergency preparedness and counterterrorism capabilities.

Learn More

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