Program Support Materials
Managing Your Grant
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 2022 Funding Opportunities Announcement
The fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) grant application period for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant programs opened on Sept. 30, 2022, and closes at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 27, 2023.
In addition, FEMA will expand the non-financial Direct Technical Assistance program to 40 communities.
See the Subapplication Statuses from Previous Fiscal Years
FEMA’s two competitive mitigation grant programs provide states, local communities, tribes and territories funding to address high-level future risks to natural disasters such as wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat, and increased flooding to foster greater community resilience and reduce disaster suffering.
See the FY 2021 selections for:
As part of FEMA’s commitment to the Justice40 initiative to instill equity as a foundation of emergency management, FEMA, prioritized and selected project subapplications from tribes, Economically Disadvantaged Rural Communities and other disadvantaged communities. By implementing a phased approach, this selection strategy allows FEMA to expedite award and implementation of mitigation solutions to communities who need it most.
In addition to project selections, the BRIC Program offers help to communities in the form non-financial Direct Technical Assistance (DTA). For this fiscal year, 20 eligible communities from more than 100 applications have been selected to receive subject matter expertise and partnership collaboration to develop successful community projects. Read more about their efforts.
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.
Looking for more information on the Swift Current initiative? Visit the Swift Current page for eligibility criteria, resources, and information on funds availability.
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
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
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