FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program
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.
The FY 2022 Grant Application cycle has closed. TWDB anticipates the FY23 NOFO to be released in August of 2023.
FY 22 FMA Notice of Funding Opportunity
How to Apply
- Who is eligible to receive FMA funding?
- What activities are eligible under the FMA Grant Program?
- What are the requirements under the FMA Grant Program?
- What are the cost shares?
- How does the application and selection process work?
- How do I get access to FEMA GO?
- Where can I get more information?
- Is there FEMA direct technical support?
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistance
- Program Eligibility:
- Create a Hazard Mitigation Plan
Contracting and Procurement
- Procurement with FEMA - FEMA Procurement web and resources page
- Informal Methods of Procurement - Provides key information for non-state entities using informal methods of procurement, which are less than $250,000. It also provides a checklist specific to these methods.
- Socioeconomic Contracting - Illustrates guidance for state and non-state entities to follow when taking the six affirmative steps for socioeconomic contracting as detailed at 2 C.F.R. § 200.321.
- Common Mistakes - Introduces the 10 most frequent procurement noncompliance issues as reported by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and lists available resources to help avoid these mistakes.
- HMA Procurement Standards - Procurement standards for non-federal entities that obtain property and services under a HMA Federal award.
- Contracting with FEMA
- Contracting with TWDB
- TRAINING: Introduction to Benefit-Cost Analysis (E/L0276) - The classroom course materials consist of the student manual, instructor guide and visuals.
- RESOURCES: Download pre-calculated benefits, BCA guidance, ecosystem services and other support documents.
- NEWS AND NOTES - Review BCA-related updates, see the schedule for upcoming releases, and access BCA Toolkit release notes.
- BCA Toolkit Help - Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Get Support Performing or Reviewing a BCA - For assistance with performing or reviewing a BCA, or for obtaining answers to eligibility or policy questions, please contact your State Hazard Mitigation Officer.