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

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Hazard Mitigation Activities Under BRIC and FMA May Incorporate Cybersecurity Activities

This document provides information about hazard mitigation activities under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs that may incorporate cybersecurity subcomponents. Detailed information is provided about eligibility criteria and examples of possible cybersecurity subcomponents that will improve a community’s resilience to natural hazards or ensure the continued operation of critical infrastructure.

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MT eGrants Preparing “Applicant Acting as Subapplicant” Subapplications for Management Costs

Please refer to FEMA GO for management cost subapplications. This document has been archived and is included for reference only.

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Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Florida

In 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study in Florida to understand the state’s use of grant funds to increase its ability to respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of natural and man-made disasters and real-world events.

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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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FEMA City of Pasadena Street Drainage & Flood Mitigation Project - Draft Environmental Assessment - APPENDIX B


The City of Pasadena is proposing a drainage/flood mitigation project within the City of Pasadena, Harris County, Texas (see Appendix A: Location Map). Elevations within right-of-way (ROW) at selected roadways will be lowered to create storm water storage, and along with the installation of detention ponds, these proposed improvements will provide flood mitigation at the project sites and their surrounding areas. The City has been granted funds for the project from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) under project number FEMA-4332-DR-TX Project #007.

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Archived: Partial Implementation of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs (Interim)

FEMA Policy FP-206-21-0003
This interim policy partially implements the FFRMS by requiring the use of higher flood elevations established by the FFRMS Freeboard Value Approach (FVA) for certain non-critical actions involving structures in the base floodplain (Special Flood Hazard Area).Under this interim policy, the FFRMS FVA will be utilized to determine the minimum flood protection elevation for certain project types. This interim policy applies to all HMA programs.

This policy was effective from August 27, 2021 through December 6, 2022.

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

Last updated May 17, 2023