Mitigation Grant Programs

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Hazard Mitigation is any sustained action that significantly reduces or permanently eliminates long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. This definition distinguishes actions that have long-term impact from those that are more closely associated with preparedness for, immediate response to and short-term recovery from a specific event. Hazard mitigation ensures fewer Americans and their communities are not victims of natural disasters. After disasters, repair and reconstruction are often completed in such a way as to simply restore damaged property to pre-disaster conditions. However, with good mitigation planning, actions may be taken that produce less vulnerable conditions to the community.

The following provides a brief outline of available mitigation grant programs. For additional information, either visit FEMA's website to download a copy of their Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance,

Eligible Programs Hazard Application Deadline Application Type
Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA) Flooding November 1st eGrants
(web-based system – contact State Hazard Mitigation Officer for access)
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) All Natural Hazards Varies
(request from State Hazard Mitigation Officer)
(request from State Hazard Mitigation Officer)
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM) All Natural Hazards November 1st eGrants
(web-based system – contact State Hazard Mitigation Officer for access)

Eligible Applicants
State and local government entities, certain private non-profit organizations, and Indian tribes.

Applicants must have a FEMA-approved mitigation plan for their jurisdiction that conforms to the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR 201.6) and the State Hazard Mitigation Plan. In addition, the jurisdiction must also be a member of good standing with the National Flood Insurance Program.

Types of Projects
Eligible grant activities are those that will significant reduce or permanently eliminate the loss of life and property from natural disasters. These could include reinforced corridors of public schools, seismic or wind retrofit of non-profit utilities, acquisition of flood prone residential properties, or the development of a local mitigation plan.