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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Drought Mitigation Policy Aid

This policy aid provides important information on applying for funding for planning related and drought mitigation activities, including additional resources, such as links to partner websites.

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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 100 Congressional Community Projects that prioritize sustainable & cost-effective measures to reduce risk and/or reliance on federal disaster funding.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)

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

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FEMA City of Pasadena,Texas Street Drainage & Flood Mitigation Project - Draft Environmental Assessment - APPENDIX E

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Progress Reporting for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs

This document provides information to FEMA grant recipients about what progress reports are and the general process for submitting them. FEMA instructs that grant recipients consistently report project progress. After subapplications are funded, FEMA begins monitoring project implementation through quarterly progress reporting (QPR).

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Soil Stabilization: Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application can be used for projects involving soil stabilization.

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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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Flood Mitigation Grant Applications Geospatial File Eligibility Criteria Job Aid

A crucial component of the Community Flood Mitigation project subapplication is proving that the proposed project benefits NFIP-insured properties for which submission of a benefitting area map and associated geospatial file is required. This job aid provides detailed information on how to create a Benefiting Area Map for submission with a project subapplication.

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The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Administrative Checklist

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Administrative Checklist replaces and updates the Administrative Plan checklist in NEMIS. The checklist identifies the minimum criteria a plan must contain to be approvable by FEMA and includes new requirements to include subrecipient management costs.

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Wildfire: Information Required for Environmental Review

This Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants for wildfire hazard mitigation projects. It outlines the required documentation needed for FEMA to carry out an Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation review of a project.

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Post-Wildfire Flood Risk and Sediment Reduction: Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application is intended to be used for post-wildfire flood risk and sediment reduction projects, including modifying or removing culverts to allow drainage to flow freely, adding drainage dips and constructing emergency spillways to keep roads and bridges from washing out during floods, and constructing straw, rock, or log dams in small tributaries to prevent flooding.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Project Scoping Activities

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides information about project scoping activities eligible under the State/Territory Allocation and Tribal Set-Aside of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. As outlined in the BRIC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), FEMA encourages the use of, and provides financial assistance for, project scoping as an eligible capability- and capacity- building (C&CB) activity.

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MT eGrants Checklist for Closeouts of Awards and Subawards

These job aids were created to support FEMA reviewers working in FEMA’s eGrants Internal System to close out subawards and federal awards. The Recipient has primary responsibility for the closeout tasks for the federal award and its subawards, as detailed in the FEMA-State Agreement, award letter, and the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Guidance.

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

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