Funding Nature-Based Solutions

The Public Assistance Program is FEMA’s largest grant program, providing funds to assist communities responding to and recovering from declared disasters. The program provides funding for both restoring community infrastructure and increasing resilience of disaster-damaged facilities.

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs provides funding to eligible state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to reduce risk from many hazards. A state and/or local FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is required to receive hazard mitigation assistance funding.

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Learn more about mitigation planning and the requirements for applying to certain types of grants.

Learn More About Each Grant Program

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) supports mitigation planning and projects that seek to undertake hazard mitigation initiatives, reducing the risks faced from disasters and natural hazards.

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program funds mitigation planning and projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments so they can rebuild in a way that reduces, or mitigates, future disaster losses in their communities. This grant funding is available after a presidentially declared disaster.

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has Post Fire assistance available to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures after wildfire disasters.

Explore Case Studies about Funding

Click the titles below to read more about examples of successfully funded nature-based solutions.

Hunterdon County will acquire flood-prone property impacted by Hurricane Ida to prevent future losses.
A community in Harris County, Texas, is moving to higher ground to prepare for future floods by creating a natural floodplain.
The Borough of West Wildwood, New Jersey, has proposed a wave attenuation and flood protection project to restore the previous marsh barrier.
The city of Canton has asked for funding for the Martin Luther King South Stormwater Improvement Project. The project aims to enact long-term, sustainable solutions for flood risk.
Machesney Park, Illinois, will buy parcels of residences to create open green space within the Rock River floodway.
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