Hazard Mitigation Funding through FEMA

Currently, FEMA administers three (3) programs that provide funding for eligible mitigation planning and projects that reduces disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.  The three programs are the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program.

  • HMGP assists in the implementing long-term hazard mitigation planning and projects following a Presidential major disaster declaration.  HMGP funding is generally 15% of the total amount of federal assistance provided to a State, Territory, or federally-recognized tribe following a major disaster declaration.
  • PDM provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and projects on an annual basis. PDM funding depends on the amount congress appropriates each year for the program.
  • FMA provides funds for planning and projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on an annual basis.  Much like PDM, the FMA funding depends on the amount congress appropriates each year for the program.

Individual homeowners and business owners may not apply directly to FEMA.  However, governments may apply on their behalf.

To find more information on these specific grants and to apply for FEMA grant funding, go to www.grants.gov and search for FEMA.  Among other potential options, your search result should include the following on-going FEMA grant funding:

  • EDA-2018-Disaster Supplemental Grant (CDFA 11.307 Economic Adjustment Assistance) for federally-recognized tribes and other entities.