The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program 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, go to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance.
Fiscal Year 2021 Notices of Funding Opportunities
The Fiscal Year 2021 application period for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), which includes the Flood Mitigation Assistance program, opened on Sept. 30, 2021, and will close at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 28, 2022.
The Notice of Funding Opportunity is posted on Grants.gov and provides detailed program information and other grant application and administration requirements.
Generally, between $160 million and $200 million is available in Flood Mitigation Assistance funding each year. Applications submitted after the application deadline will not be considered for funding. Find more detailed information about the application requirements.
See the Subapplication Statuses from Previous Fiscal Years
Learn about the available funding, who's eligible to apply, types of activities eligible for funding, and what to expect when you apply.
Understand your application status, the appeal process and how to manage your award.
Get important application dates, resources to navigate FEMA GO, criteria required in your application and details on the documentation you need to include.
Read about the mission and vision of the FMA program, see its past and future timeline and access summaries of stakeholders' feedback on its creation.
Program Support Materials
Visit our Resource List for Flood Mitigation Assistance for important resources for understanding project requirements and types, creation of benefiting area maps, and more.
The Mitigation Action Portfolio provides detailed documentation and examples of the types of hazard mitigation activities that are eligible for funding. Download the template to submit your own project to the portfolio.
The Nature-Based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities (2021) presents the business case and practical advice for planning and implementation on nature-based solutions.
The March 2021 summary provides an overview of the Flood Mitigation Assistance’s application submissions for the Fiscal Year 2020 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.
Grants for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructures and Communities (BRIC) grant programs are managed using the FEMA GO Portal or by using FEMA GO Templates and Resources.
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.
These presentations and transcripts provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the agency’s funding priorities and review process as outlined in the (FY2020) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs).
On March 17, 2021, FEMA published the summary of applications and subapplications received for the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance annual non-disaster grant cycle.
For this FMA grant cycle, $200 million was available. FEMA received requests for $472 million in applications.
News and Announcements
The application period to apply for fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) FMA funding will open on Sept. 30, 2021, and close at 3 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2022. FEMA encourages subapplicants and applicants to apply. There is $160 million available in FMA funding. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding. For more detailed information about the application requirements.
Get Details on the Application Requirements
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program Webinar Series—running from July 28 through October. Learn about these programs and how to apply for them.
View Dates, Times and How to Participate