FEMA has posted the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster mitigation grant programs.
FEMA’s two competitive mitigation grant programs provide states, local communities, tribes and territories (SLTTs) funding for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen our nation’s ability to build a culture of preparedness by reducing disaster losses and protecting life and property from future disaster damages.
The Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) FMA and BRIC NOFOs can be accessed at Grants.gov or here on fema.gov. FEMA encourages reviewing the NOFOs before applying, as it provides detailed program information and other grant application and administration requirements.
Notice of Funding Opportunity Resources
In addition to the FY20 NOFO found on grants.gov, please view the additional resources below:
More resources will be added, as they become available.
Application Funding and Deadlines
This year there is $660 million available for the FMA and BRIC programs combined. There is $160 million available in funding for FMA and $500 million for BRIC.
The application period opens on September 30, 2020. Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO), which is now the management system for FMA and BRIC. Applications must be received in the FEMA GO Portal by January 29, 2021, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Applications received by FEMA GO after this date will not be considered for funding.
NOFO Webinar Series
FEMA hosted a series on the fiscal year 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs.
View recordings, presentations, and transcripts from the sessions that provides applicants and subapplicants an overview of the two grant programs, details about the agency’s funding priorities, and common pre-disaster hazard mitigation grant application errors and how to avoid them in FMA and BRIC applications.