FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program

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.

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

  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?


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