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Tribal Funding, Mitigation and Planning Resources

Explore information on grants and mitigation planning to help prepare for and recover from disasters.

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Grants for Tribal Nations

Grant funds are available for pre- and post-emergency or disaster related projects. These funds support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research and many other programs.

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Tribal Mitigation Planning Resources

A hazard mitigation plan can be a road map to resilience. Tribal Nations can use them to plan for and reduce the risk of natural disasters. Tribal governments need to adopt a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan to apply for and receive non-emergency disaster funds from FEMA assistance programs.

Learn more about the FEMA-wide mitigation planning requirements for grant programs, or visit Hazard Mitigation Grants to for a deeper dive into funding opportunities.

Documents to Guide Planning

Review Guide

Helps FEMA assess Tribal governments’ mitigation plans in a fair and consistent manner and to ensure plans meet the requirements of the Stafford Act and CFR Title 44.

Other Documents


Focuses on practical approaches to help Tribes build mitigation plans that reduce long-term risk from natural hazards. It is a companion to the Tribal Mitigation Plan Review Guide.

Training: How to Plan Mitigation

Preparedness Training for Tribal Nations

Become more prepared for emergencies with our training opportunities, grant programs and preparedness tips.

The Center for Domestic Preparedness trains emergency responders in 10 different disciplines, such as law enforcement, healthcare and hazardous materials.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security fully funds training to include travel, lodging and meals.

Specific courses are tailored to tribal audiences, including tribal emergency managers, tribal community response personnel, and tribal leaders.