Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Where to Find General Program Information, Tools and Other Resources

FEMA HMA

FEMA’s FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs have a variety of tools to assist with general program questions and issues, to new initiatives, such as Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities and upcoming learning opportunities.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). The current version of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and Addendum (February 27, 2015) is available in the FEMA Library.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Digest

The HMA Program Digest is an easy-to-read, easy-to-use, summary of the basic HMA program elements. The Digest includes program changes resulting from the publication of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance, issued February 27, 2015.

Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities and Benefit Cost Analysis Tools

FEMA has developed a Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities (CRMA) specific webpage, which includes information on published guidance, Benefit Cost-Analysis tools, webinar slide decks and other resources. The CRMA include green infrastructure methods, expanded ecosystem service benefits, and three flood reduction and drought mitigation activities: Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Floodplain and Stream Restoration, and Flood Diversion and Storage.

Upcoming Webinars on Federal Procurement Requirements

FEMA is offering a procurement webinar for HMA programs. Registration is required, and must be done in advance. Register by contacting Lilah Haxton at [email protected]. Limited spaces are available (~50/webinar).

HMA Webinar: Procurements under FEMA Awards Requirements for Recipients and Subrecipients When Procuring Services and Supplies with Funding under Stafford Act Grant Programs

Dates and Times (all times are Eastern)

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016: 2:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016: 2:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016: 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Environmental and Historic Preservation

Unified Federal Review aims to coordinate environmental and historic preservation reviews to expedite planning and decision-making for disaster recovery projects. This can improve the federal government’s assistance to states, local and tribal governments, communities, families and individual citizens as they recover from future presidentially-declared disasters.

Other information, to include laws, guidance and relevant documents pertaining to Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation can be found on FEMA.gov.

Other Resources

In July, FEMA held a workshop with the State and Tribal Hazard Mitigation Officers. At this workshop, several federal agencies provided information on their programs that could also help support mitigation activities. Links to the programs discussed at the workshop are provided below:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Green Infrastructure Report

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development summary of Major Programs

U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Green Infrastructure website

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Center for Disaster Philanthropy can help communities identity additional resources to complete projects.