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.
FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance provides funding for eligible mitigation measures that reduce disaster losses. It also:
- Reduces vulnerability of communities to disasters and their effects.
- Promotes individual and community safety and their ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruption due to emergencies (resilience).
- Promotes community vitality after a disaster.
- Lessens response and recovery resource requirements after a disaster.
- Results in safer communities that are less reliant on external financial assistance.
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance
Access resources to help interpret federal statutes, regulations and best practices about mitigation strategies.
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News and Announcements
Fiscal Year 2020 Selections for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs
On July 1, 2021, FEMA announced the subapplications selected for the $700 million being made available in Fiscal Year 2020 for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs. This announcement is not an award; it’s a decision on the status of all subapplications.
2021 BRIC and FMA Programs’ Webinar Series
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program Webinar Series—running from July 28 to Oct. 28. Learn about these programs and how to apply for them.
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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Funding for Microgrid Projects
Grants for microgrid projects are available through several FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs.
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Available Grants - FEMA Administered
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance has five grant programs.
Assists in implementing long-term hazard mitigation planning and projects following a Presidential major disaster declaration.
Assistance available to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures after wildfire disasters.
Provides funds for planning and projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured annually under the National Flood Insurance Program.
Support for states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.
Provides funds annually for hazard mitigation planning and projects.
The Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop is the annual gathering of hazard mitigation stakeholders with the purpose of informing and updating them about mitigation grants and floodplain management, strengthening those relationships, and providing knowledge transfer between FEMA and invited attendees.
FEMA has published the summary of applications and subapplications received for the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance annual non-disaster grant cycle. Read the summary details about applications submitted for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grants.
Watch the recording of HMA’s cost share webinar that FEMA hosted on Oct. 29, 2020, and download its presentation.
Watch the recording of HMA’s Residential Property Mitigation Webinar that FEMA hosted on Nov. 20, 2020, and download its presentation.