FEMA Announces $3.1 Billion for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants: Here’s What Counties Need to Know

The application period for $3.1 billion in federal hazard mitigation assistance grants opens on September 30.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the fiscal 2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program and the fiscal 2022 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program.

FEMA provides federal funds for the BRIC grant program to state, local, tribal and territorial governments for hazard mitigation activities, including capacity and capability activity types and hazard mitigation projects. For fiscal 2022, the BRIC funding will more than double to nearly $2.3 billion.

These funds help state, local, tribal, and territorial governments address high-level future risks to natural disasters such as extreme heat, wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, and increased flooding to foster greater community resilience and reduce disaster suffering.

BRIC fact sheet: Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2022 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grants | FEMA.gov

FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program provides funds to state, local, tribal and territorial governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For fiscal 2022, FMA funding will increase to $800 million.

FMA fact sheet: Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2022 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants | FEMA.gov

 

Register for FMA and BRIC NOFO Webinar Series

To prepare stakeholders for opening the FMA and BRIC application period, FEMA will offer a series of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) webinars as part of the 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Summer Engagement Series. This multi-part webinar series will bring FEMA subject-matter experts and partners to provide technical information, best practices, tools, and resources regarding the HMA grant programs. Registration is required.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.

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