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Grants to USA States, Territories, and Tribal Governments
to Minimize the Negative Impacts of Flooding

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Mitigation Directorate, Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division

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Deadline Date:

01/28/22 3:00 PM ET Receipt


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Grants to US states, territories, and state and Native American tribal governments to prepare for and minimize the negative impacts of flooding. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks or more to complete. Funding is intended to support community hazard mitigation projects and advance assistance for project design and development.

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA will distribute the available FY 20 FMA funding amount as follows:

  • Project Scoping (Previously Advance Assistance): Project Scoping to develop community flood mitigation projects and/or individual flood mitigation projects that will subsequently reduce flood claims against the NFIP. FEMA will select up to $4 million of Project Scoping subapplications. 
  • Community Flood Mitigation Projects: FEMA will select projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments.
  • Technical Assistance: Technical Assistance to maintain a viable FMA program over time. To be eligible to apply for Technical Assistance, the Applicant must have received an FY 20 FMA Award of at least $1 million federal share.
  • Flood Hazard Mitigation Planning: Planning subapplications for the flood hazard component of State, Local, Territory, and Tribal (SLTT) Hazard Mitigation Plans and plan updates. 
  • Individual Flood Mitigation Projects: Projects that mitigate the risk of flooding to individual NFIP insured structures.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170529

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

30 awards; 145 subawards

Term of Contract:

The Period of Performance (POP) is 36 months, starting on the date of the Recipient’s federal Award. Given the
complexity of the community flood mitigation projects, the POP for community flood mitigation projects is 48 months, starting on the date of the Recipient’s federal Award.

Extensions to the Period of Performance are allowed. For additional information on Period of Performance extensions, please refer to Section H, Additional Information, Period of Performance Extensions.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
• States
• District of Columbia
• U.S. territories
• Federally recognized tribal governments

Each state, territory, the District of Columbia, and Indian tribal government (federally recognized) shall designate one agency to serve as the Applicant for FMA funding.

Eligible Subapplicants
Local governments, including cities, townships, counties, special district governments, and tribal governments (including federally recognized tribes who choose to apply as subapplicants), are considered subapplicants and must submit subapplications to their state/territory/tribal applicant agency. Certain political subdivisions (i.e., regional flood control districts or county governments) may apply and act as subapplicants if they are part of a community participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) where the political subdivision provides zoning and building code enforcement or planning and community development professional services for that community.

All subapplicants must be participating in the NFIP, and not be withdrawn, on probation, or suspended. Structures identified in the subapplication must have an NFIP policy in effect at the FMA application start date and must maintain it through completion of the mitigation activity and for the life of the structure.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The 2021 BRIC and FMA Programs’ Webinar Series will bring FEMA subject-matter experts and partners together to provide technical information, best practices, tools and resources regarding these grant programs. There will also be a review of the fiscal year 2021 Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for BRIC and FMA.

The webinars are designed for leaders in states, local communities, tribes and territories, as well as private sector entities, private non-profit organizations, and individuals interested in learning more about the BRIC and FMA grant programs and strategies for how to apply for them.

FEMA will coordinate with the regional offices to host "office hours" for states, tribes and territories to answer questions about subapplications for the Fiscal year 2021 BRIC and FMA grants.

All sessions will be recorded. The link to recordings will be provided when available.

Upcoming Webinars:
- Aug 11, 2021 4:00 PM EST - Aug 11, 2021 5:30 PM EST: Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants Webinar #1
- Aug 16, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Aug 16, 2021 3:30 PM EST
BRIC and FMA FY 2020 Data and Trends
- Aug 18, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Aug 18, 2021 3:30 PM EST
Where Equity Fits into the BRIC/FMA Program Design and Community Resilience
- Aug 24, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Aug 24, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Severe Repetitive Loss/Repetitive Loss Mitigation Priorities
- Aug 26, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Aug 26, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants Webinar #2
- Sep 1, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Sep 1, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Application Pitfalls – Webinar #1
- Sep 8, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Sep 8, 2021 3:30 PM EST: BRIC FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity Technical and Qualitative Criteria
- Sep 13, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Sep 13, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants for Tribal applicants - NOFO Webinar #3 – Tribal
- Sep 20, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Sep 20, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Application Pitfalls – Webinar #2
- Oct 13, 2021 2:00 PM EST - Oct 13, 2021 3:30 PM EST: Federal Agency Roundtable and Partnerships

For more information, see the following link:

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Start Date: 09/30/2021
- Application Submission Deadline: 01/28/2022 at 03:00:00 PM ET

All applications must be received by the established deadline. Please note that FEMA deadlines listed in this NOFO refer to application deadlines for the applicants. Subapplicants should consult with their applicant agency to confirm subapplication deadlines to the applicant if applicable.

Other Key Dates:
- Obtaining DUNS Number: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Obtaining a valid EIN: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Creating an account with Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Registering in SAM or Updating SAM registration: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Registering in FEMA GO: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Submitting the final application in FEMA GO: By the submission deadline

Cost share is required for all subapplications funded under this program. Generally, the cost share for this program is 75 percent federal / 25 percent non-federal.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

FEMA Online Grants Portal:

General questions about the FMA program can be directed to the appropriate FEMA Regional Office or SHMO. Contact information for FEMA Regional Offices is provided at Contact information for the SHMOs is provided at

The HMA Helpline is available by telephone at (866) 222-3580.

For a hard copy of the full NOFO, please write a request to:
Angela Gladwell
Director, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division, Mitigation Directorate
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472

FEMA GO Help Desk
FEMA GO technical support: 1-877-611-4700

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