FEMA: HMA Celebrates 30 Years, $15 Billion in Obligated Grants

30 years of HMA

30 years of HMA

During the month of March the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) division is commemorating its 30-year anniversary.

Over the past three decades, HMA has obligated more than $15 billion in funding from Congress. HMA has used these funds to provide communities assistance mitigating the effects of natural hazards.

Mitigation projects include home elevations to prevent flooding, safe rooms to decrease tornado-related injuries, structural reinforcements to brace buildings in the event of earthquakes, and more.

To learn more about the projects and other HMA milestones from the past 30 years visit the Hazard Mitigation Assistance 30 Year Anniversary webpage. View a detailed timeline showcasing some defining events and advancements in the history of FEMA’s mitigation assistance program and read the press release.