The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
In FY17, 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:
Advance Assistance for flood mitigation design and development of community flood mitigation projects and mitigation projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments.
The remaining funding, at least $90,000,000, will be used for FMA technical assistance, mitigation planning, and mitigation projects reducing risk to severe repetitive loss (SRL) and repetitive loss (RL) properties.
Applicants must submit applications via the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal:
Applicants may submit a maximum of 1 advanced assistance and 1 community mitigation project sub-application.