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About FMA: Reducing Flood Risk through Hazard Mitigation

The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program is a competitive program that provides funding to states, federally recognized Tribal governments, U.S. territories, and local governments. Since the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994  was signed into law, funds are used for projects to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

Program Resources

Competitive Selections

The fiscal year 2022 subapplication and selection summary provides an overview of Flood Mitigation Assistance’s fiscal year 2022 application submissions.

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Competitive Selections: Project Overviews resource provides details on project selections since 2020.  

Program Support Materials for Flood Mitigation Assistance

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Visit our Resource List  for important resources.

Mitigation Action Portfolio provides detailed documentation on hazard mitigation activities that are eligible for funding, and examples of past projects. Download the template to submit your own project to the portfolio.

Nature-Based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities (2021) presents the business case and practical advice for planning and implementation on nature-based solutions.

FEMA GO is the grants management system used to apply for Flood Mitigation Assistance program grants.

Flood Mitigation Assistance Timeline

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This graphic illustrates the process and timing of the FMA grant program. The fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023) Notice of Funding Opportunity publishes in the fall of 2023. Then the application period opens in fall of 2023. The application period closes in the winter of 2024. The application review occurs in the winter/spring of 2024. All applications are reviewed for eligibility and completeness. These results are then validated, and the selection process begins. The initial selections are announced in the spring

This graphic illustrates the process and timing of the program.

The fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023) Notice of Funding Opportunity publishes in the fall of 2023. Then the application period opens in fall of 2023. The application period closes in the winter of 2024.

The application review occurs in the winter/spring of 2024. All applications are reviewed for eligibility and completeness. These results are then validated, and the selection process begins. The initial selections are announced in the spring of 2024. Then the national technical review occurs during application review. Lastly, in the summer of 2024, final selections will be made and announced.