Hazard Mitigation Assistance Policies and Guidance

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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, including:

  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire (HMGP Post Fire)
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
  • Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Program (Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF)

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Updated Technical Requirements and Pre-Calculated Benefits for Residential Wind Retrofit Projects and Updated Technical Requirement Compliance Date for Residential Prefabricated Safe Room Projects (Information Bulletin #2-2023-HMA)

This information bulletin updates technical requirements and pre-calculated benefits for residential wind retrofit projects in alignment with the updated FEMA P-804 Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings (April 2023). In addition, this bulletin updates the technical requirement compliance date for residential prefabricated safe room projects.

Removal of Requirement in FEMA Policy #104-11-1, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Management Costs (Interim), Fiscal Responsibility for Management Cost Awards Over $6 Million

This information bulletin removes the requirement for FEMA to develop an agreement with the recipient for management cost awards over $6 million for all major disasters declared on or after August 1, 2017, and before March 23, 2023, for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Acknowledgement of Conditions for Properties Using FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (FEMA Form FF-206-FY-22-158)

This template is provided by FEMA for signature by property owners and local government officials participating in a mitigation project funded in part by Hazard Mitigation Assistance. The template communicates flood insurance requirements and floodplain management criteria.

Declaration and Release (Declaración Y Autorización), FEMA Form FF-104-FY-21-128 (previously identified as 009-0-3) (English language version) and FF-104-FY–21-128-A (Spanish language version)

The Hazard Mitigation property acquisition and open space grants use the Declaration and Release (Declaración Y Autorización), FEMA Form FF-104-FY-21-128 (previously identified as 009-0-3) (English language version) or FF-104-FY–21-128-A (Spanish language version) to verify information and determine grant eligibility. The forms are part of a grant process that FEMA and State, Territory and Tribal recipients of FEMA mitigation grant funds will use to certify property owner information; to ensure that all acquisitions using FEMA mitigation grants are voluntary; to ensure no property is acquired using state, territorial, local or tribal eminent domain authorities or other forcible acquisitional procedures; and to ensure that when the State, Territory or Tribe acquires the property the property remains in open space.

FEMA Model Deed Restriction (FF-206-FY-22-157)

This template is provided by FEMA for signature by property owners and local government officials participating in an acquisition project funded in part by Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA). This form supports the requirements of FEMA's property acquisition regulations at 44 C.F.R. Part 80.

Statement of Assurances for Property Acquisition Projects (FF-206-FY-22-156)

This template is provided by FEMA for signature by local government officials participating in an acquisition project funded in part by Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA). The subapplicant must ensure this statement of assurances form is attached to the project application at the time of submission to the applicant.

Statement of Voluntary Participation for Acquisition of Property for Purpose of Open Space (FF-206-FY-124)

State, territorial and tribal recipients will collect the Statement of Voluntary Participation for each property owner prior to award and submit copies to FEMA as part of the grant agreement. The statements must be signed by property owners and local community officials. These statements will enforce the requirement that all acquisitions using FEMA mitigation grants are voluntary, and that no property is acquired using state, territorial, local or tribal eminent domain authorities or other forcible acquisition procedures.

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