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.

Save the Date. October 16-19, 2023. Hazard Mitigation Partners Virtual Workshop

The Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop will be held virtually on Oct. 16-19, 2023, from noon– 4:45 p.m. ET.

The theme, "All Together for Climate Resilient Communities," will bring stakeholders to together to discuss FEMA's focus on partnerships, community-based efforts to reduce flood risk, expanding access to funding, and simplifying our programs.

FEMA anticipates opening the call for abstracts in March 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 100 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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Elevation: Information Required for Environmental Review

This Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants for elevation 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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Hurricane Wind Retrofit: Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application can be used for projects that involve hurricane wind retrofits.

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MT eGrants Reviewing and Ranking Subapplications

Please refer to FEMA GO for Applicants’ review and ranking of Hazard Mitigation Assistance Assistance non-disaster subapplications. This document has been archived and is included for reference only.

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Closeout Toolkit: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Subaward Closeout FAQs

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Reduce Wildfire Risk to Your Home and Business

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Community Safe Room: Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application can be used for projects that involve hurricane and tornado community safe room projects.

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Strategic Funds Management - Entering Projects into NEMIS

This job aid provides examples (including screenshots) and instructions for entering Hazard Mitigation Grant Program projects that utilizes Strategic Funds Management into the National Emergency Management Information System.

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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Monitoring Field Guide

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Soil Stabilization: Application Example Document

The following template is intended to help the reader understand FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) application process.

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Extreme Heat Fact Sheet

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation measures that build climate resilience. As the climate crisis continues making heat waves more intense and frequent, these funds can be used to plan for and mitigate risks posed by natural hazards, including extreme temperatures. This fact sheet identifies opportunities for hazard mitigation assistance, provides an overview of considerations and identifies other available FEMA resources.

Learn More

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

Last updated March 8, 2023