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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Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Opportunities Announcement

On August 1, FEMA announced the final selection of subapplications for further review for the $1.16 billion that was made available for the fiscal year 2021 application cycle for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs

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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Register now for the 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Summer Engagement Series. 

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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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DRRA 1205 Implementation Job Aid

The Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1205 addresses the use of assistance to provide funding to help reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, or loss in any area affected by a wildfire or windstorm. Section 1205 lists 14 eligible activities. These activities can be allowed under eligible projects within the existing HMA program. HMA has developed a Job Aid on how these activities can be incorporated in eligible mitigation project applications, and to document that highlights the program guidance sections and efficiencies that support these activities.

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

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FY21 Project Scoping Activities for BRIC

Project scoping is designed to provide funding to communities to develop mitigation strategies and obtain data to prioritize, select, and develop complete applications in a timely manner. Project scoping may result in an improvement to the community’s capability to identify appropriate mitigation projects or in the development of an application-ready mitigation project for the BRIC grant program or another funding opportunity. This program support material provides information about project scoping activities eligible under the State or Territory Allocation and Tribal Set-Aside portion of the program.

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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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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity Flood Mitigation Assistance .

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FY21 FMA Project Scoping Program Support Materials

Project Scoping, previously considered Advance Assistance, is designed to develop mitigation strategies and obtain data to prioritize, select, and develop complete applications in a timely manner. Project scoping may result in either an improvement in the capability to identify appropriate mitigation projects or in the development of an application-ready mitigation projects that may be submitted in the future as a Community Flood Mitigation project or individual property mitigation project (elevation, acquisition, relocation, reconstruction) under FMA or other funding opportunity. This resource document will provide details on project requirement details and scoring criteria that will be used for selecting eligible Project Scoping subapplications.

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Acquisition Technical Review Supplement T1.1

The purpose of this Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants understand the documentation needed to meet eligibility requirements and comply with Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) regulations for Acquisition/Demolition and Acquisition/Relocation. This Job Aid provides the application information necessary for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine feasibility and effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and potential impacts a proposed project may have on environmental and cultural resources.

Learn More

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

Last updated August 1, 2022