Program Support Materials
Managing Your Grant
Flood Mitigation Assistance 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, refer to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance.
Alternative Cost-Effectiveness Methodology
On Oct. 7, 2022, FEMA announced an increase in program accessibility for communities for the fiscal year 2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program application cycle.
This increased support will benefit underserved communities with challenges meeting the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) requirement when accessing funding through Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs.
Read the Memorandum
FY 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement
The fiscal year 2022 application period for the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program opened on Sept. 30, 2022 and closes at 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 27, 2023. Subapplicants should check with their respective State Hazard Mitigation Officer or Applicant’s Office on any additional deadlines.
Flood Mitigation Assistance funds may be used for projects such as Project Scoping; Technical Assistance; Community Flood Mitigation Projects; Individual Structure/Property-Level Flood Mitigation Projects; and Management Costs
See the FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance selections, as well as previous years.
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.
Get important application dates. Find resources to navigate FEMA GO. Learn what must be included in applications.
Read about the mission and vision of the FMA program. See its past and future timeline. Learn how stakeholders have and continue to shape its programs.
Learn about FEMA’s Swift Current initiative, including eligibility criteria.
Program Support Materials
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.
Get an overview of the Flood Mitigation Assistance’s application submissions for the FY 2021 grant cycle.
Managing Your Grant
FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO)
For grants issued in FY 2020 and later, please use the FEMA GO system, which is now the management system for FEMA pre-disaster mitigation grants.
FMA grants are managed using the FEMA GO Portal. Visit FEMA GO Templates and Resources to learn more.
For grants issued in FY 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.
On Aug. 1, 2022, FEMA published the summary of applications and subapplications received for the 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance annual non-disaster grant cycle. For this FMA grant cycle, $160 million was available. FEMA received requests for $534 million in applications.
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