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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.

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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eGrants Tribal Grant Application Job Aid

This reference guide provides states, federally-recognized tribal governments the ability to apply for federal awards and manage their Grant application and subapplication processes electronically.

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Grant Effectiveness Case Study: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

In August 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a grant effectiveness case study with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) to understand how the Port Authority used grant funds to increase its ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other human threats.

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Wildfire Technical Review

This job aid supplement covers the requirements associated with the technical reviews for fuels management and structural protection wildfire mitigation projects funded by Hazard Mitigation Assistance.

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Flood Risk Reduction: Application Instructions

This document provides instructions on how to complete the application for an elevation project under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This application is intended to be used only for elevation projects applications.

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FEMA City of Pasadena Street Drainage & Flood Mitigation Project - Draft Environmental Assessment APPENDIX A

The City of Pasadena is proposing a drainage/flood mitigation project within the City of Pasadena, Harris County, Texas (see Appendix A: Location Map). Elevations within right-of-way (ROW) at selected roadways will be lowered to create storm water storage, and along with the installation of detention ponds, these proposed improvements will provide flood mitigation at the project sites and their surrounding areas. The City has been granted funds for the project from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) under project number FEMA-4332-DR-TX Project #007.

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FY21 FMA Project Scoping Program Support Materials

Project Scoping, previously considered Advance Assistance, is designed to develop mitigation strategies and obtain data to prioritize, select, and develop complete applications in a timely manner. Project scoping may result in either an improvement in the capability to identify appropriate mitigation projects or in the development of an application-ready mitigation projects that may be submitted in the future as a Community Flood Mitigation project or individual property mitigation project (elevation, acquisition, relocation, reconstruction) under FMA or other funding opportunity. This resource document will provide details on project requirement details and scoring criteria that will be used for selecting eligible Project Scoping subapplications.

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Warning Sirens and Systems: Application Overview

Application templates have been developed to provide step-by-step instructions for specific project types. This application can be used for projects intended to alert the nearby population of an imminent risk of natural hazards, such as tornado, tsunami, flash flooding, wildfire or any eligible hazard mitigation project that requires an emergency response.

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Generator: 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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Archived Policy: DRRA 1204, Post Fire Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

This policy establishes the framework and requirements to implement HMGP Post Fire. This policy was effective for FMAG declarations issued on or after October 5, 2018 through March 22, 2023.

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Elevation Technical Review Supplement T1.3

The purpose of this Job Aid is to help communities applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants understand the documentation needed to meet eligibility requirements and comply with Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) regulations for Elevation. This Job Aid provides the application information necessary for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine feasibility and effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and potential impacts a proposed project may have on environmental and cultural resources.

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