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Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories. Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA chooses recipients based on the applicant’s ranking of the project and the eligibility and cost-effectiveness of the project.

FEMA requires state, local, tribal and territorial governments to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for hazard mitigation assistance projects. For more information, go the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance.

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On September 20, 2020, FEMA announced the FY20 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the new BRIC pre-disaster mitigation grant program and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program.

Visit the FY20 HMA NOFO webpage for detailed information about applying for funding.

FMA Timeline

FEMA released a NOFO on August 4, 2020. The NOFO is posted on grants.gov and provides detailed program information and other grant application and administration requirements.

The application period to apply for fiscal year 2020 FMA funding was opened on September 30, 2020. There is $160 million available in FMA funding. For more detailed information on applying, visit the NOFO webpage. FEMA encourages applicants and subapplicants to apply for FMA funding before the deadline on January 29, 2021 at 3 p.m. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding. Project selections for awards is anticipated in Summer 2021.

Managing Your Grant

FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO)

For grants issued in Fiscal Year 2020 and later, please use the FEMA GO system, which is now the management system for FEMA pre-disaster mitigation grants.

Please submit applications and manage your Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) or the Building Resilient Infrastructures and Communities (BRIC) at the FEMA GO Portal or visit our FEMA GO Templates and Resources to learn more.

eGrants System

For grants issued in Fiscal Year 2019 or earlier, please use the Mitigation eGrants system to manage your existing grant. You can visit the Mitigation eGrants Resource Collection for reference guides, frequently asked questions and job aids to help manage your existing grant.

For assistance with the eGrants system, send an email to MTeGrants@fema.dhs.gov or call 855-228-3362.

Additional Resources

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These presentations and transcripts provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the agency’s funding priorities and review process as outlined in the (FY20) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) to prepare applicants to apply for funding beginning on September 30, 2020.

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FEMA GO is the grants management system to use for applying for the Building Resilient Infrastructures and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) non-disaster hazard mitigation grant programs. FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO) for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants