97.029: Flood Mitigation Assistance
Alternate Name: FMA
Sept. 20, 2022
Sept. 20, 2022
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). The FMA program strengthens national preparedness and resilience and supports the mitigation mission area through Strategic Goal #1 Building a Culture of Preparedness, Objectives 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 of the 2018 – 2022 FEMA Strategic Plan. In Fiscal Year (FY) 202019, the FMA Program will prioritize proposals that address community flood risk by setting aside $70 million for this purpose. FEMA will seek to fund two types of community flood mitigation activities: • Project Scoping for flood mitigation design and development of community flood mitigation projects that will subsequently reduce flood claims, up to $4 million. • Mitigation projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments, with the remaining balance of the $70 million after Advance Assistance applications are selected. The remaining funding, at least $90 million, will be used for FMA technical assistance, flood mitigation planning, and mitigation projects that reduce the risk of flooding to severe repetitive loss (SRL) and repetitive loss (RL) properties. See Section E, Application Review Information, of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for more information on FY 202019 FMA funding priorities.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants
The 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments may apply for FMA assistance as the Applicant to FEMA. Either the state Emergency Management Agency (EMA) or the office that has primary floodplain management responsibility is eligible to apply directly to FEMA for FMA funds as an applicant; however, only one application will be accepted from each state, tribe or territory. Applicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with 44 CFR Part 201.
State agencies (other than the EMA), tribal governments (non-federally recognized), and local governments and communities may apply as subapplicants for FMA grants through their applicant state/tribe/territory. Subapplicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with Title 44 CFR Part 201.