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Rehabilitation Of High Hazard Potential Dam (HHPD) Grant Program

The President signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act or the “WIIN Act,” on December 16, 2016, which adds a new grant program under FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program (33 U.S.C. 467f). Section 5006 of the Act, Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams, provides technical, planning, design, and construction assistance in the form of grants for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams.

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High Hazard Potential is a classification standard for any dam whose failure or mis-operation will cause loss of human life and significant property destruction.

Grant Awards

The Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams Grant (HHPD) awards provide technical, planning, design and construction assistance in the form of grants for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams. A state or territory with an enacted dam safety program, the State Administrative Agency, or an equivalent state agency, is eligible for the grant.

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Fiscal Year 2022

In Fiscal Year 2022, FEMA allocated $22 million in grant funding to continue the Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dam program, including nearly $11 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Of the total funding, $11.64 million will be available for planning and design activities and $10.36 million will be available for construction-ready activities only. 

View the Notice of Funding Opportunity on Grants.gov for more information about eligibility and application requirements.  

Previous Fiscal Years Grant Awards

All grant award information about the HHPD program, including individual awards for fiscal years 2019-2021 is available on this webpage.

Learn More About the HHPD Grant Program

Explore the details your state, local, tribal and territorial government needs to apply.

Understand what's expected and required of the awardee and FEMA.

Look up definitions for commonly used terms in the grant application and administration process.

Learn about the requirements your dam must meet to receive a grant.

Find guidance for after you have been awarded a grant.

Visit our document library for additional HHPD Grant Resources, including:

  • Policy Guidance
  • Fact Sheets, Checklists and FAQs
  • Cost Share Resources
  • PowerPoint Presentations
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Have questions? Email the HHPD helpline.

Additional Resources

Mitigation Planning Information

Learn more about Hazard Mitigation Planning and How to Create a Mitigation Plan.

Contact Us

  • Questions about the application process: Email the HHPD Helpline.
  • Technical issues with non-disaster (ND) grants: Contact the ND Service Desk by email or call 1-800-865-4076.
  • Questions about requirements for state, local, and/or tribal mitigation plans: Contact your FEMA regional office.