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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Mitigation Activity Chart

This page contains the Hazard Mitigation Assistance program mitigation activity eligibility chart which is relevant for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs.

The Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Mitigation Eligibility Activity chart lists eligible mitigation activity types for the HMA grant programs.  A checked box (√) indicates activity eligibility under a program.  A grayed box indicates activity ineligibility under a program.  Submission of an eligible activity type does not guarantee an award by FEMA. 

For further definition of the activity types below, please see the eligible activity section of the Fiscal Year 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance or contact your FEMA Regional office

Eligible Activities by Program

Eligible Activities




1.   Mitigation Projects

Property Acquisition and Structure Demolition

Property Acquisition and Structure Relocation

Structure Elevation

Mitigation Reconstruction

Dry Floodproofing of Historic Residential Structures

Dry Floodproofing of Non-residential Structures



Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects

Non-Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects


Structural Retrofitting of Existing Buildings

Non-structural Retrofitting of Existing Buildings and Facilities

Safe Room Construction


Wind Retrofit for One- and Two-Family Residences


Infrastructure Retrofit

Soil Stabilization

Wildfire Mitigation


Post-Disaster Code Enforcement



Advance Assistance



5 Percent Initiative Projects*



Aquifer and Storage Recovery**

Flood Diversion and Storage**

Floodplain and Stream Restoration**

Green Infrastructure**

2. Hazard Mitigation Planning

3. Technical Assistance  

4. Management Costs

*FEMA allows increasing the 5% Initiative amount up to 10% for a Presidential major disaster declaration under HMGP. The additional 5% Initiative funding can be used for activities that promote disaster-resistant codes for all hazards. As a condition of the award, either a disaster-resistant building code must be adopted or an improved Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule is required.

**Indicates that any proposed action will be evaluated on its own merit against program requirements. Eligible projects will be approved provided funding is available.

Last Updated: 
12/17/2019 - 16:24