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.

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