Program Support Materials
Managing Your Grant
The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program is a competitive 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, refer to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance.
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Final Selections for Fiscal Year 2022
On Aug. 28, 2023, FEMA announced the final selections of subapplications for the more than $3 billion that was made available for the annual grant funding cycle for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant programs.
For Flood Mitigation Assistance, FEMA selected 149 subapplications totaling nearly $642.5 million in federal cost share. These projects are across nine FEMA regions in 28 states and the District of Columbia.
Competitive Selections: Project Overviews
Flood Mitigation Assistance competitive selections focus on eliminating the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.
FEMA published project overviews for all program competitive selections to provide comprehensive summaries and details showcasing our commitment to enhancing community resilience against flooding.
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 project scoping, community flood mitigation projects, geospatial file requirements and more.
See videos, slide decks and other materials from the 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Summer Engagement Series. 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 (FMA) 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.
FEMA has published a funding notice called Swift Current to explore how to make flood mitigation assistance available within the disaster recovery timeframe for repetitively flooded and substantially damaged buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. Initially FEMA is offering this funding opportunity to Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, states affected by Hurricane Ida.
Swift Current is the first FEMA initiative to be funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Learn More about Swift Current