Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant

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Managing Your Grant

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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.

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Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Opportunities Announcement

On August 1, FEMA announced the final selection of subapplications for further review for the $1.16 billion that was made available for the fiscal year 2021 application cycle for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs

See the Subapplication Statuses from Previous Fiscal Years

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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.

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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.

eGrants System

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.

Additional Resources

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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).

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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.

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News and Announcements

Flood Mitigation Assistance Initiative Swift Current

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

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Flood Mitigation Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity
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FEMA released the FMA Notice of Funding Opportunity NOFO on Aug. 9, 2021. 

The NOFO is posted on grants.gov and provides detailed program information and other grant application and administration requirements.

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

Last updated July 31, 2022