FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program

FEMA released the FY 2023 Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Applications open October 16, 2023.

FY 23 FMA Notice of Funding Opportunity

FY 2023 FMA Application Cycle:

  • October 16, 2023: FY 2023 FMA Application Cycle opens.
  • January 2-8, 2024: All subapplications are due to the TWDB for review via FEMA GO.
    *Earlier submissions will receive more technical assistance from TWDB
  • January 8- February 22, 2024: TWDB conducts administrative and technical reviews on all subapplications prior to submitting to FEMA for consideration.
  • February 26, 2024: TWDB submits the FY 2023 FMA application via FEMA GO.

Please contact floodgrant@twdb.texas.gov to start the application process.

See Texas FMA Subapplication Guidance & NOFO Updates* for additional information

* Information on this page will be updated as TWDB receives clarification from FEMA.

Texas Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program Dashboard

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides federal funding to help states and communities pay for cost effective ways to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to repetitive loss and severe repetitive loss structures that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Texas Water Development Board administers the FMA grant program for the State of Texas on behalf of FEMA.

Goals of the FMA program include reducing or eliminating:

  • repeated claims under the NFIP, and
  • the dependence on taxpayer-funded federal disaster assistance for disaster recovery.

The FMA program is a nationally competitive grant program with an annual application cycle. FEMA will announce the opening of the application cycle with issuance of the "Notice of Funding Opportunity" on grants.gov. Eligible cities, counties, special districts (political subdivisions) will develop an application (referred to as a subapplication) on behalf of citizens (property owners) and submit it to the TWDB through FEMA's FEMA GO grant system. Property owners cannot apply directly to the TWDB or FEMA for an FMA grant. Interested property owners may contact the local floodplain official for their area, or other local officials to find out about their community's interest in applying for an FMA grant.

Information obtained by submitting the required "Request for NFIP Policy Holder PII" form will help you to determine if your project will qualify for FMA funding. Data is usually provided within 15 days. After obtaining your current NFIP data and determining approximately how much of your project's benefitting area includes NFIP-insured properties (and particularly repetitive loss and severe repetitive loss properties), please schedule a meeting with our team to discuss a strategy.


Texas FMA Subapplication Guidance

While TWDB encourages all applicants to review the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the FMA Grant Program prior to applying. TWDB would like to provide the following guidance documents and resources for Texas subapplicants.

Available Funding for the NOFO: $800,000,000.00:

  • Capability and Capacity Building Activities subtotal: $60,000,000
    • $900,000 per Project Scoping subapplications
    • $100,000 per applicant for flood hazard mitigation planning with maximums of
      • $50,000 for state flood hazard mitigation planning and $25,000 for local flood hazard mitigation planning
    • $300,000 for additional Capability and Capacity Building activities
  • Localized Flood Risk Reduction Projects subtotal: $520,000,000
    • $50,000,000 cap per localized flood risk reduction subapplication
  • Individual Flood Mitigation Projects subtotal: $220,000,000

Application Type Submission Directions:

  • Mitigation Plans must be submitted in a "plan" subapplication type.
  • Technical Assistance by States to Communities must be submitted in a "technical assistance" subapplication type.
  • Project Scoping must be submitted in a "project scoping" subapplication type.
  • Additional Capability and Capacity Building Activities must be submitted in a "project scoping" subapplication type.
  • Localized Flood Risk Reduction Project and Individual Flood Mitigation Project must be submitted in a "project" subapplication type.

Subapplication Submission Guidance by Project Type


How to Apply

  1. Who is eligible to receive FMA funding?
  2. What activities are eligible under the FMA Grant Program?
  3. What are the requirements under the FMA Grant Program?
  4. What are the cost shares?
  5. How does the application and selection process work?
  6. How do I get access to FEMA GO?
  7. Where can I get more information?
  8. Is there FEMA direct technical support?

Resources

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistance

General Resources

Contracting and Procurement

BCA Resources

FMA Resource Library

FEMA Webinars

FEMA hosts Hazard Mitigation Assistance webinars to bring subject matter experts and partners together to provide technical information, best practices, tools, and resources regarding the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities, Flood Mitigation Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs.

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