FY21 Round 1 Selections
FMA Selected Subapplications
Highlights of the FY21 Round 1 FMA Subapplications
FY21 FMA Subapplication Status
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding to protect life and property from future natural disasters. The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program assists states, tribal, territorial and local governments reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Grant funding from Flood Mitigation Assistance continues to reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) with a focus on mitigating Severe Repetitive Loss and Repetitive Loss properties. In addition, funded projects will reduce flood risk through mitigation of properties in communities disproportionately impacted by flooding.
Fiscal Year 2021 Round 1 Selections
On May 18, 2022, FEMA announced the selections of subapplications for the $1.16 billion available in Fiscal Year 2021 for Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant funding. In addition, 38 tribes have been selected for planning, project and management costs totaling $26.1 million total project costs.
The Flood Mitigation Assistance application period opened on Sept. 30, 2021, and closed on Jan. 28, 2022. Eligible applicants applied using the new grant management system, FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO).
For the first time, FEMA is doing two rounds of review and selection for both Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities subapplications. Projects selected in the first round are prioritized for review before FEMA allocates funding.
FEMA made this decision to award funding to states, local jurisdictions, tribes and territories as quickly as possible. This way, selections are not on hold until all projects are reviewed.
During Round 1 for Flood Mitigation Assistance, FEMA selected seven subapplications for further review for individual property mitigation. These represented more than $19 million in federal share. Of the 102 properties included in those subapplications, 86 are Severe Repetitive Loss or Repetitive Loss properties at greatest risk of flood damage.
For additional information or to ask questions, grant applicants should contact their FEMA Region Offices.
Summary of Total Subapplications
FEMA received 982 subapplications that requested an estimated $4.7 billion in federal funding across the two non-disaster Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance.
This year, overall, FEMA received fewer subapplications than FY 2020; however, there is a greater total dollar amount in requests for federal funding.
In total, all 56 states and territories applied for funding. FEMA also received submissions from 62 tribes.
Reminder: The number of subapplications requesting funding continues the trend of oversubscription to Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs and helps demonstrate the true need for mitigation in the United States.
Flood Mitigation Assistance Selected Subapplications
Flood Mitigation Assistance received 194 subapplications for FY 2021.
The total federal cost share requested increased by 34%—from $399 million in FY 2020 to $534 million in FY 2021.
For this grant cycle, $160 million is available. Flood Mitigation Assistance received requests for nearly $534 million in federal share. Total proposed project costs exceeded $649 million.
In total, 25 states and territories applied for Flood Mitigation Assistance grant funding. Three states submitted projects with $50 million or more in federal share.
The state of Louisiana submitted multiple subapplications requesting over $100 million in federal share, which was more than 60% of the funds available in this grant cycle.
Thirty-one states and territories did not submit subapplications. No tribes submitted subapplications.
Flood Mitigation Assistance received over 1,500 Individual Property Mitigation submissions. This was a nearly 50% increase from the 1,088 applications submitted in the previous year. In addition, the $324 million in federal share requested for these projects in FY 2021 is much higher than the $228 million requested in 2020.
This grant cycle, Flood Mitigation Assistance received more Individual Property Mitigation submissions from socially vulnerable communities. These areas were determined by the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index.
Types of Subapplications
|Uses of Flood Mitigation Assistance||Number of Subapplications Submitted||Amount of Funding Requested|
|Individual Property Mitigation Projects||126||$324 million|
|Community Flood Mitigation||21||$169 million|
|Project Scoping||18||$6.9 million|
|Technical Assistance/Flood Hazard Planning||5||$270,000|
|Management Costs||24||$33.4 million|
Project Types Summary
Various types of projects are eligible for Flood Mitigation Assistance grants. The lists below reflect the top five project types by federal cost share requested and number of subapplications (not including management costs).
Top Five Project Types by Federal Share Requested
- Elevation = $224.7 million
- Flood Control = $167.1 million
- Acquisitions = $86.5 million
- Mitigation Reconstruction = $8.1 million
- Engineering, Environmental, Feasibility, and/or Benefit-Cost Analysis = $6.5 million
Top Five Project Types by Number of Subapplications
- Elevation = 86 subapplications
- Acquisitions = 30 subapplications
- Flood Control = 20 subapplications
- Engineering, Environmental, Feasibility, and/or Benefit-Cost Analysis = 16 subapplications
- Mitigation Reconstruction = 7 subapplications
Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2021 Round 1 Flood Mitigation Assistance Subapplications
For the first round of FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance selections, FEMA selected for further review 22 subapplications totaling $25.5 million across 19 different communities in five states. Some examples of subapplications selected for further review include:
- In Louisiana, FEMA selected for further review five subapplications to elevate 73 individual buildings in Ascension, New Iberia, Rapides and St. Tammany parishes.
- In New Jersey, FEMA selected for further review a subapplication for technical assistance in Atlantic County to be used for application development, assessment of flood hazard and the facilitation of flood mitigation projects.
- In New York, FEMA selected for further review three subapplications for project scoping, including one for a housing complex in the Bronx that has high flood risk due to sea-level rise and high-intensity rainfall that is worsening due to climate change.
- In Texas, FEMA selected for further review a subapplication to elevate 27 individual buildings in Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery Counties.
FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance Subapplication Status
The below table lists the submitted planning and project subapplications and the status of each alphabetically by applicant.
|Applicant||Subapplication project||Sub-grant Identification||Status||Federal Share Selected|
|Louisiana||Ascension Parish Flood Mitigation Assistance FY 2021 Climate Resilience Mitigation - Elevation of SRL/RL Properties||EMT-2021-FM-024-0019||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$4,653,058.00|
|Louisiana||City of Slidell 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant- Application #2||EMT-2021-FM-024-0041||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$4,332,704.00|
|Louisiana||City of Slidell 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant- Application #1||EMT-2021-FM-024-0023||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$3,404,131.00|
|Louisiana||Rapides Area Planning Commission Flood Mitigation Assistance 2021 Climate Resilient Mitigation - Elevation||EMT-2021-FM-024-0007||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$1,095,788.00|
|Louisiana||Iberia Parish Flood Mitiation Assistance FY 2021 Climate Resilient Elevations||EMT-2021-FM-024-0003||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$542,739.00|
|Louisiana||City of New Orleans Flood Mitigation Assistance 2021 Upper Ninth Ward Community Flood Mitigation Project Scoping||EMT-2021-FM-024-0025||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$900,000.00|
|Louisiana||Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Flood Mitigation Assistance State Management Costs FY 2021 Application||EMT-2021-FM-024-0004||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$1,732,535.60|
|Missouri||Flood Mitigation Assistance FY 2021 Competitive Application - City of Arnold, Property Buyout||EMK-2021-FM-001-0001||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$139,529.70|
|Missouri||FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Missouri State Management Cost||EMK-2021-FM-001-0002||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$11,627.47|
|New Jersey||FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance Technical Assistance||EMN-2021-FM-020-0023||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$50,000.00|
|New Jersey||Atlantic City - Project Scoping for Chelsea Heights Flood Mitigation||EMN-2021-FM-020-0018||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$178,762.50|
|New Jersey||Atlantic City - Project Scoping for Bungalow Park Flood Mitigation||EMN-2021-FM-020-0012||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$178,762.50|
|New Jersey||FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance Project Scoping for Somers Point Bayfront||EMN-2021-FM-020-0013||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$145,875.00|
|New Jersey||FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance New Jersey State Management Costs||EMN-2021-FM-020-0011||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$54,090.00|
|New York||FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance Cornwall (T) Continental Road Drainage Improvements||EMN-2021-FM-023-0003||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$161,606.25|
|New York||FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance Sea Cliff, Village (Scoping) Waterfront Slope & Shoreline||EMN-2021-FM-023-0004||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$63,750.00|
|New York||FY 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance New York City Housing Preservation and Development - (Scoping) Esplanade Gardens Housing Flood Resiliency||EMN-2021-FM-023-0002||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$600,000.00|
|New York||FY 2021 Management Cost||EMN-2021-FM-023-0001||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$82,535.63|
|Texas||Flood Mitigation Assistance City of Houston 2021||EMT-2021-FM-022-0009||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$5,122,958.47|
|Texas||City of Athens Scoping Project||EMT-2021-FM-022-0013||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$544,092.74|
|Texas||Project Scoping for the DD7 Community Flood Mitigation Projects Flood Mitigation Assistance FY 2021||EMT-2021-FM-022-0011||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$900,000.00|
|Texas||Texas Water Development Board FY 2021 Management Cost Application||EMT-2021-FM-022-0008||Identified for Further Review Round 1||$656,705.12|