Resources for Municipalities

Municipal Guidance for Flood Emergencies

Funding Sources

  • Federal and State grants for flood mitigation
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grants 101
  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance:
    (From USACE site) Five Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs provide funding for eligible activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages:
    • Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) — PDM provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster. The goal of the PDM program is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while at the same time, also reducing reliance on Federal funding from actual disaster declarations.
    • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) — HMGP assists in implementing long-term hazard mitigation measures following Presidential disaster declarations. Funding is available to implement projects in accordance with state, tribal, and local priorities.
    • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) — FMA provides funds on an annual basis so that measures can be taken to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
    • Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) — RFC provides funds on an annual basis to reduce the risk of flood damage to individual properties insured under the NFIP that have had one or more claim payments for flood damages. RFC provides up to 100% Federal funding for projects in communities that meet the reduced capacity requirements.
    • Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) — SRL provides funds on an annual basis to reduce the risk of flood damage to residential structures insured under the NFIP that are qualified as severe repetitive loss structures. SRL provides up to 90% Federal funding for eligible projects.
  • National Flood Insurance Program:
    Tabs for information on:
    • Plan, Prepare, Mitigate
    • Disaster, Survivor Assistance
    • Response and Recovery
    • Topics and Audiences

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