Program Support Materials
Managing Your Grant
The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program is a competitive program that provides funding to states, federally recognized Tribal governments, U.S. territories, and local governments. Since the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 was signed into law, funds are 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, eligibility, and cost-effectiveness of the project.
FEMA requires state, local, federally recognized Tribal governments, and U.S. territories 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, refer to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance.
Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Opportunities for the BRIC and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs
On Oct. 12, 2023, FEMA published the fiscal year 2023 funding opportunities for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs, totaling $1.8 billion.
For this grant application cycle, BRIC’s available funding is $1 billion, and for Flood Mitigation Assistance, the available funding is $800 million. These funds will help state, local, tribal and territorial governments address high-level future risks to natural disasters, foster greater community resilience and reduce disaster suffering.
Competitive Selections: Project Overviews
Flood Mitigation Assistance competitive selections focus on reducing or eliminating the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and with NFIP-participating communities.
FEMA published project overviews for all program competitive selections to provide comprehensive summaries and details showcasing our commitment to enhancing community resilience against flooding.
Previous fiscal years’ subapplications’ and selections status for the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program are available here.
Learn about available funding; who can apply; what types of activities can be funded; and what to expect when you apply.
Understand your application status, the appeal process and how to manage your award.
Program Support Materials
- Check the status of all Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program subapplications submitted and selected in fiscal year 2022.
- The Flood Mitigation Assistance Competitive Selections Project Overviews resource provides details on selected projects since 2020.
- See our Resource List for Flood Mitigation Assistance. Use these resources to understand project requirements and types, how area maps are created, and more.
- The Mitigation Action Portfolio provides details and examples of the types of activities that may be funded. Download this template to submit your own project to the portfolio.
- Nature-Based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities (2021) lays out the business case for nature-based solutions. It also offers advice for planning and carrying them out.
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.
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 or call (855) 228-3362.
Find resources to support Capability and Capacity Building Activities, Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects, Individual Flood Mitigation Projects, geospatial file requirements and more.
See videos, slide decks and other materials from the 2023 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Webinars. This provides technical information, best practices, tools, and resources for the HMA grant programs.
Check the status of fiscal year 2022 subapplications for the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program. This grant cycle saw $800 million made available and FEMA received 230 subapplications totaling nearly $980 million in federal share requests.
Read this fact sheet to learn about other programs available under Hazard Mitigation Assistance.
News and Announcements
FEMA released the Flood Mitigation Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on Aug. 9, 2021. The selections for further review for the $160 million in available funding were announced in August 2022.