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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Alternative Cost-Effectiveness Methodology

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.

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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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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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Hazard Mitigation Activities Under BRIC and FMA May Incorporate Cybersecurity Activities

This document provides information about hazard mitigation activities under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs that may incorporate cybersecurity subcomponents. Detailed information is provided about eligibility criteria and examples of possible cybersecurity subcomponents that will improve a community’s resilience to natural hazards or ensure the continued operation of critical infrastructure.

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Alternative Cost-Effectiveness Methodology for FY2022 BRIC and FMA

FEMA is announcing an increase in program accessibility for communities for the fiscal year 2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program application cycle through use of an alternative cost-effectiveness method that will modify the threshold for certain mitigation projects to be cost-effective under limited conditions.

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

Last updated October 12, 2022