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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Featured Resource

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

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Post-Wildfire Soil Stabilization Mitigation Technical Review

This job aid supplement covers the requirements associated with the technical reviews for post-wildfire soil stabilization projects funded by Hazard Mitigation Assistance. The job aid supplements the Soil Stabilization Technical Review Job Aid. FEMA will also conduct an Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation review of each project. Refer to the Wildfire: Information Required for Environmental Review Job Aid and Soil Stabilization: Information Required for Environmental Review Job Aid.

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Flood Risk 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 projects that involve flood risk reduction.

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Hazard Mitigation Activities under Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance May Incorporate Cybersecurity Activities

This Program Support Material (PSM) provides information about the hazard mitigation activities eligible under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs, and how to incorporate cybersecurity activities for fiscal year (FY) 2023.

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FEMA City of Pasadena, Texas - Street Drainage & Flood Mitigation Project Draft Environmental Assessment - HMGP-DR-4332-TX Project #7

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FY21 Mitigation Action Portfolio - Hazard Mitigation Assistance

This portfolio displays mitigation projects depicting an array of eligible hazard mitigation activities.

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Warning Sirens and Systems: Application Example Document

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

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Advance Assistance: Application Instructions

This document provides instructions on how to complete the application for Advance Assistance funding. Section 1104 of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act authorizes the use of Advance Assistance, which allows advancing up to 25 percent of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) ceiling or $10 million to Applicants/Subapplicants (whichever is less) to accelerate the implementation of the program.

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Archived: FY15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Addendum

This addendum supplements the information provided in the HMA Guidance.

This guidance was effective from February 27, 2015 through March 22, 2023.

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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.

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Flood Risk Reduction: Information Required for Environmental Review

This Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants for flood risk reduction 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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Visit the About Hazard Mitigation Assistance page for programmatic information, such as:

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