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Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 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.

News and Announcements

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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

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

Fiscal Year 2020 Subapplication Status

On July 1, 2021, FEMA announced the selection of the FY 2020 grants for the $700 million available through its Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) programs. This selection announcement is not an award; it’s a decision on the status of all subapplications. While FEMA has announced the selections for FY 2020, the actual awards are anticipated to be made beginning in late November 2021.

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.


Last updated November 1, 2021