About Hazard Mitigation Assistance

The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division is located in the Mitigation Directorate of the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. Their vision is to be a driver for resilience through partnerships and mitigation investments, and their mission is to design, build, and nurture high-performing teams that promote and deliver risk reduction programs.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division

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Learn about HMA’s activities and accomplishments during past year in the Year in Review.

State Hazard Mitigation Officers

FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs are provided to eligible applicant states/tribes/territories that, in turn, provide sub-grants to local governments. Prospective sub-applicants can consult their state/tribe/territory contact for more information.

Loss Avoidance Study Summaries

Loss Avoidance Studies (LAS) quantify the losses avoided (also known as damage prevented or benefits) due to the implementation of the projects.

External Stakeholder Working Group

The External Stakeholder Working Group provides an open channel of communication between federal representatives and state, local, tribal or territorial stakeholders.

News and Announcements

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Summer Engagement Series

Register now for the 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Summer Engagement Series. This multi-part webinar series will bring FEMA subject-matter experts and partners together to provide technical information, best practices, tools, and resources regarding the HMA grant programs.

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FEMA Announces Opening of Public Comment Period for Updates to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program and Policy Guide

On Aug. 24, 2022, FEMA published the 30-day public comment period for the 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program and Policy Guide (HMA Guide) in the Federal Register. The HMA Guide will replace the 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and Addendum and provides helpful information for prospective applicants and subapplicants from state, local, tribal and territorial governments seeking to successfully navigate the application and grant lifecycle processes for Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs.

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Last updated August 24, 2022