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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2023 Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop

The Hazard Mitigation (HM) Partners Workshop will be held virtually on Oct. 16-19, 2023, from noon– 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

The 2023 HM Partners Workshop theme, All Together for Climate Resilient Communities, will bring stakeholders to together to discuss our focus on partnerships, community-based efforts to prevent and reduce the risk of flooding, expanding access to Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant funding, and simplifying our mitigation programs and processes to help the whole community build climate resilience.

FEMA anticipates opening the call for abstracts in March 2023.

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Fiscal Year 2022 Application Period
The Flood Mitigation Assistance and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant programs application period opened on Sept. 30, 2022, and closes at 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 27, 2023.

View the Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for more information.

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 68 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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eGrants Tribal Grant Application Job Aid

This reference guide provides states, federally-recognized tribal governments the ability to apply for federal awards and manage their Grant application and subapplication processes electronically.

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Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

In August 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) to understand how the Port Authority used grant funds to increase its ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other human threats.

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Wildfire: Information Required for Environmental Review

This Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants for wildfire hazard mitigation projects. It outlines the required documentation needed for FEMA to carry out an Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation review of a project.

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Post-Wildfire Flood Risk and Sediment Reduction: Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application is intended to be used for post-wildfire flood risk and sediment reduction projects, including modifying or removing culverts to allow drainage to flow freely, adding drainage dips and constructing emergency spillways to keep roads and bridges from washing out during floods, and constructing straw, rock, or log dams in small tributaries to prevent flooding.

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FEMA City of Pasadena Street Drainage & Flood Mitigation Project - Draft Environmental Assessment APPENDIX A

The City of Pasadena is proposing a drainage/flood mitigation project within the City of Pasadena, Harris County, Texas (see Appendix A: Location Map). Elevations within right-of-way (ROW) at selected roadways will be lowered to create storm water storage, and along with the installation of detention ponds, these proposed improvements will provide flood mitigation at the project sites and their surrounding areas. The City has been granted funds for the project from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) under project number FEMA-4332-DR-TX Project #007.

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FY21 Mitigation Action Portfolio - Hazard Mitigation Assistance

This portfolio displays mitigation projects depicting an array of eligible hazard mitigation activities.

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Warning Sirens and Systems: Application Instructions

This application can be used for projects intended to alert the nearby population of an imminent risk of natural hazards, such as tornado, tsunami, flash flooding, wildfire or any eligible hazard mitigation project that requires an emergency response.

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Generators: Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application can be used for projects that involve generators for providing emergency backup power to facilities in the event of a loss of utility power.

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DRRA 1204 | Post Fire Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Final Policy

Wildfire Prevention (Section 1204): Authorizes FEMA to provide hazard mitigation grant funding in areas that received Fire Management Assistance Grants as a result of wildfire

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Elevation Technical Review Supplement T1.3

The purpose of this Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants understand the documentation needed to meet eligibility requirements and comply with Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) regulations for Elevation. This Job Aid provides the application information necessary for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine feasibility and effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and potential impacts a proposed project may have on environmental and cultural resources.

Learn More

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

Last updated January 19, 2023