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

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Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program

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

Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #170529

Grant Description

Grants to USA states, territories, and 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 FMA grant program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local governments 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 22 FMA funding amount as follows: 

  • Capability and Capacity Building (C&CB): FEMA will select up to $60 million of Capability and Capacity Building (C&CB) to develop future Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects and/or Individual Flood Mitigation Projects that will subsequently reduce flood claims against the NFIP. C&CB activities will be prioritized and selected according to the following hierarchical order: Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans under 42 U.S.C. 4104c(c)(3)(F); Technical Assistance under 42 U.S.C. 4104c(c)(3)(J); Project Scoping; and Additional C&CB Activities (Partnership Development; Enhancing Local Floodplain Management; Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)/Repetitive Loss (RL) Strategy Plan Development; and other eligible C&CB activities under 42 U.S.C. 4104c(c)(3)(G).
  • Localized Flood Risk Reduction Project: FEMA will select up to $340 million of Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments. 
  • Individual Flood Mitigation Project: FEMA will select at least $400 million of projects that mitigate the risk of flooding to individual NFIP insured structures.

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  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • State governments

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.

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.

For further eligibility information, see the following link:

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Start Date: 09/30/2022
- Application Submission Deadline: 01/27/2023 at 3:00:00 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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Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

40 awards; 725 subawards

Estimated Size of Grant:

The federal funding activity caps for FMA Capability and Capacity Building (C&CB) activities per subapplication are:
• $100,000 for Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans under 42 U.S.C. 4104c(c)(3)(F) per
Applicant with maximums of:
o $50,000 for state multi-hazard mitigation planning
o $25,000 for local multi-hazard mitigation planning
• $50,000 for Technical Assistance to states (42 U.S.C. 4104c(c)(3)(J))
• $900,000 for Project Scoping
• $300,000 for Additional C&CB Activities (Partnership Development, Enhancing Local Floodplain Management, SRL/RL Strategy Plan Development, and other eligible C&CB activities under 42 U.S.C. 4104c(c)(3)(G).

The federal funding activity cap for Localized Flood Risk Reduction Project is $50,000,000 per project.

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.

Contact Information:

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.

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

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