Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance provides funding for eligible mitigation measures that reduce disaster losses.

"Hazard mitigation" is any sustainable action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from future disasters.

Mitigation planning breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation includes long-term solutions that reduce the impact of disasters in the future.

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On Oct. 7, 2022, FEMA announced an increase in program accessibility for communities for the fiscal year 2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program application cycle. 

This increased support will benefit underserved communities with challenges meeting the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) requirement when accessing funding through Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs.

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The fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) grant application period for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant programs opened on Sept. 30, 2022, and closes at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 27, 2023.

Find Funding for Hazard Mitigation

Which Best Describes Your Project?

Rebuilding my community after a major disaster in a way that reduces future disaster losses.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program (HMGP)

Reducing the risk of flood damage to NFIP-insured buildings.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

Helping my community reduce risks from future disasters and natural hazards.

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Making my community more resilient after a wildfire disaster.

HMGP Post-Fire Assistance

Implementing one of the 68 Congressional Community Projects that prioritize sustainable & cost-effective measures to reduce risk and/or reliance on federal disaster funding.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)

Find Resources for Applying to & Managing Grants

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Featured Resource

Access resources to help interpret federal statutes, regulations and best practices about mitigation strategies.

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FACT SHEET
FEMA is accepting comments on proposed updates to HMA Guidance until Sept. 23, 2022.

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Closeout Toolkit: Checklist for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Subawards

This document provides a checklist for the required information to close HMGP subawards.

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Closeout Toolkit: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Subaward Closeout FAQs

This document answers common questions on closing HMGP subawards.

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HMGP Closeout Toolkit - Management Costs Frequently Asked Questions

This document answers questions on closing Management Costs.

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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Monitoring Field Guide

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Acquisition/Demolition/Relocation Closeout Checklist

Provides a checklist of required closeout documentation, a list of steps taken by FEMA during the closeout process, and a list of actions for recipients and for subrecipients to take to closeout acquisition/demolition/relocation mitigation activities.

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Community/Residential Safe Room Closeout Checklist

Provides a checklist of required closeout documentation, a list of steps taken by FEMA during the closeout process, and a list of actions for recipients and for subrecipients to take to closeout safe room mitigation activities.

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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire Fact Sheet

FEMA places a high priority on supporting wildfire recovery using the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire (HMGP Post Fire) for Fire Management Assistance declarations issued on or after Oct. 5, 2018.

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Mitigation Action Portfolio (MAP) Submission Template

The MAP, a resource to identify eligible hazard mitigation activities under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program, will tentatively be updated twice a year. Projects can be submitted to FEMA for consideration at any time, using this template, but the selections will only be made in connection with the update.

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DRRA 1204 | Post Fire Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Final Policy

Wildfire Prevention (Section 1204): Authorizes FEMA to provide hazard mitigation grant funding in areas that received Fire Management Assistance Grants as a result of wildfire

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Building Community Resilience with Nature-Based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities

Learn More

Visit the About Hazard Mitigation Assistance page for programmatic information, such as:

Last updated October 12, 2022