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OpenFEMA Data Sets

Disaster Info

Emergency Management

Individual Assistance

Public Assistance

Hazard Mitigation



This page is intended to be a one stop shop for OpenFEMA—FEMA’s data delivery platform which provides data sets to the public in open, industry standard, machine-readable formats. Data sets are available in multiple formats, including downloadable files and through an easily digestible Application Programming Interface (API). Each page includes information about the specific data set, links to downloadable files, a data dictionary describing each field, and an endpoint link (if applicable for those data sets available via the API).

For additional information regarding API usage, please see the Developer Resources and the OpenFEMA API Documentation.

If you have any questions or comments pertaining to OpenFEMA or have suggestions for additional data sets, please contact us at OpenFEMA@fema.dhs.gov.

Disaster Information

Dataset NameOpenFEMA APIFEMA Library Files
Disaster Declarations SummariesV2N/A
FEMA Web Declaration AreasV1N/A
FEMA Web Disaster DeclarationsV1N/A
FEMA Web Disaster SummariesV1N/A
Mission AssignmentsV1N/A

Emergency Management, Preparedness and Alerts

Dataset NameOpenFEMA APIFEMA Library Files
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)N/ALINK
Emergency Management Performance GrantsV1N/A
IPAWS Archived AlertsV1N/A
National Household SurveyN/ALINK
Preparedness (Non-Disaster)/Assistance to Firefighter Grants FY 2005-2020N/ALINK
Sandy PMO: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Sandy Supplemental Bill) Financial DataN/ALINK

Individual Assistance

FEMA assists individuals and households through the coordination and delivery of Individual Assistance (IA) programs. IA includes a number of other programs, including Individuals and Households Program (IHP) and that in turn includes Housing Assistance (HA) and Other Needs Assistance (ONA).

Dataset NameOpenFEMA APIFEMA Library Files
Housing Assistance Program Data - OwnersV2N/A
Housing Assistance Program Data - RentersV2N/A
Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Flood DamageN/ALINK
Individuals and Households Program - Valid RegistrationsV1N/A
Individual Assistance Housing Registrants - Large DisastersV1N/A
Registration Intake and Individuals Household Program (RI-IHP)V2N/A

Public Assistance

Public Assistance (PA) is FEMA's largest grant program providing funds to assist communities responding to and recovering from major declared disasters or emergencies.

Dataset NameOpenFEMA APIFEMA Library Files
FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Awards ActivityN/ALINK
FEMA Public Assistance Second Appeals TrackerN/ALINK
Public Assistance ApplicantsV1N/A
Public Assistance Applicants Program DeliveriesV1N/A
Public Assistance Funded Project DetailsV1N/A
Public Assistance Funded Projects SummariesV1N/A

Hazard Mitigation

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) is for actions taken to reduce or eliminate long term risk to people and property from natural disasters. HMA includes the following programs: Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC). Please note that the Biggert Waters Flood Instance Reform Act of 2012 folded the Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) and Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) into the FMA program, while the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 transformed the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program into the BRIC program.

Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with state, tribal and local governments identifying natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in their area. After identifying these risks, they develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.  When applying for certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, FEMA requires a hazard mitigation plan. These requirements are part of the laws, regulations, and policy surrounding hazard mitigation planning. For more information, visit: Hazard Mitigation Planning | FEMA.gov

Dataset NameOpenFEMA APIFEMA Library Files
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Mitigated PropertiesV2N/A
Hazard Mitigation Assistance ProjectsV2N/A
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Projects by NFIP CRS CommunitiesV1N/A
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Disaster SummariesV1N/A
Hazard Mitigation Plan StatusesV1N/A

National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures.

Dataset NameOpenFEMA APIFEMA Library Files
FIMA NFIP Redacted Claims V1N/A
FIMA NFIP Redacted Policies V1N/A
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Reinsurance Placement InformationN/ALINK

Miscellaneous - Data Visualizations, Metadata, Etc.

Dataset NameOpenFEMA APIFEMA Library Files
FEMA RegionsV2N/A
Annual NFIRS Public Data N/ALINK
OpenFEMA Data SetsV1N/A
OpenFEMA Data Set FieldsV1N/A