The President signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act or the “WIIN Act,” on December 16, 2016, which adds a new grant program under FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program (33 U.S.C. 467f). Section 5006 of the Act, Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams, provides technical, planning, design, and construction assistance in the form of grants for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams.
High Hazard Potential is a classification standard for any dam whose failure or mis-operation will cause loss of human life and significant property destruction.
The High Hazard Potential Dam Grant (HHPD) awards provide technical, planning, design and construction assistance in the form of grants for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams. A state or territory with an enacted dam safety program, the State Administrative Agency, or an equivalent state agency, is eligible for the grant.
Fiscal Year 2021
In FY21, FEMA was appropriated $12 million to continue the Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams Grant.
View the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more information.
Learn More About the HHPD Grant Program
Explore the details your state, local, tribal and territorial government needs to apply.
Understand what's expected and required of the awardee and FEMA.
Look up definitions for commonly used terms in the grant application and administration process.
Have questions? Email the HHPD helpline.
Document & Resource Library
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- Policy Guidance
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