Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program and Policy Guide

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FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.

How to Use the Guide

Applicable Grant Programs

This 2023 online guide applies to these four grant programs:

OpportunitiesAssistance Listing Number
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)97.039
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire (HMGP Post Fire)97.039
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 97.029
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) 97.047

Select Correct Version of Guide for Each Disaster

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This online guidance applies to disasters declared on or after March 23, 2023, unless indicated otherwise.

When applying to a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for assistance, it's important to reference the guide written at the time the disaster occurred.

To find all past and active versions of HMGP guidance, visit the archive.

Archive of All Guides


Hurricane Maria was declared a major disaster in 2017.

If you're applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance to support Hurricane Maria recovery, you need to follow the 2015 guidance because its policies guided the program at the time the disaster was declared.

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