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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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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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MT eGrants Guide to Eligible Activities and Codes

This job aid provides a list of activities which may be eligible for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) project, planning, management costs, and technical assistance subapplications.

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Fact Sheet: Using Ecosystem Service Benefits in the Benefit-Cost Analysis Policy

This fact sheet highlights the ecosystem service benefits in benefit-cost analysis for FEMA Policy 108-024-02 implemented by the agency’s mitigation programs

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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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Homeowner's Guide to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

This brochure answers some common questions homeowners have about implementing post-disaster projects that reduce future damage to their homes.

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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.

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

In alignment with the Executive Order 14030 Climate-Related Financial Risk, which seeks to strengthen the state of nationwide resilience, FEMA is partially implementing the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs. It applies to federally-funded mitigation projects and sets elevation requirements for structures in floodplains —requiring them to either be elevated or floodproofed (only allowable for non-residential structures). This policy (FEMA Policy FP-206-21-0003-0001) supersedes the 2021 policy FP-206-21-003. This partial implementation covers non-critical and critical action structure elevation requirements for HMA-funded mitigation projects. It also describes requirements for new construction, substantially improved and substantially damaged structures.

This policy was effective from December 7, 2020 through March 22, 2023.

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MT eGrants Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of frequently asked questions collected by the Mitigation eGrants team. These are common issues users of the system need assistance with and how to resolve them.

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Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Las Vegas

In 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study of the Las Vegas urban area to understand how the state and local jurisdictions use preparedness grants to increase their emergency preparedness and counterterrorism capabilities.

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