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.

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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Flood Risk Reduction Technical Review

This job aid supplement covers the requirements associated with the technical reviews for flood risk reduction projects funded by Hazard Mitigation Assistance.

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Post-Wildfire Soil Stabilization: Application Instructions

This document provides instructions on how to complete the application for a post-wildfire soil stabilization project under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This application is intended to be used only for post-wildfire soil stabilization projects, including reseeding ground cover with quick-growing or native species, planting grass to prevent the spread of noxious weeds, and mulching with straw or chipped wood.

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MT eGrants Checklists for Performing Additional Obligations and De-Obligations

These job aids were created to support FEMA Mitigation eGrants Internal System users in the Awards Workflow queues to amend award packages to obligate additional funds or de-obligate unused funds.

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WF6 - Mitigation Funding Opportunity - HMGP Fire and Post-Fire Early Warning Systems

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Hazard Mitigation Action Portfolio Support Document

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Community Safe Room: Application Example Document

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

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Acquisitions and Elevations in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)

Cost Effectiveness Determination for Acquisitions and Elevations in SFHA Using Pre-calculated Benefits

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Section 106 Process under the National Historic Preservation Act

HMA grant projects are federally funded and as such they must undergo a Section 106 review to determine if any historic properties would be negatively impacted by an HMA grant. This job aid is a flowchart that shows the Applicant responsibilities, FEMA decision points, and potential outcomes while undergoing a Section 106 review.

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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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Planning Grant: Application Instructions

This document provides instructions on how to complete the application for the hazard mitigation planning grants under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Planning grants funded under HMGP are designed to develop and update state, territorial, local, and tribal mitigation plans that meet the planning requirements outlined in Title 44, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 201.

Learn More

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

Last updated May 17, 2023