You're Invited: Learn About the FY20 Notice of Funding Opportunities for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

FEMA is offering a series of webinars on the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs. These webinars are primarily intended for federal, state, tribal and local community officials to provide detailed information about the agency’s funding priorities and review process for FMA and BRIC grants. Registration is limited to 1,500 people for each event. Register Now.

Notice of Funding Opportunity Overview

FEMA will offer a webinar on the FY20 NOFOs for the FMA and BRIC grant programs to prospective applicants. This webinar will be offered three times, and applicants may attend any session.

  • Tuesday, August 18 at Noon, Mountain time

  • Thursday, August 20 at Noon, Mountain time

  • Tuesday, August 25 at Noon, Mountain time

NOFO Overview for Tribal Applicants

  • FEMA will offer a webinar on the FY20 NOFOs for the FMA and BRIC grant programs to prospective tribal applicants.

    • Thursday, August 27 at Noon, Mountain time

Avoiding Application Pitfalls

  • FEMA will offer a webinar on common pre-disaster mitigation grant application errors and how to avoid them. This webinar will be offered two times, and applicants may attend either session.

    • Tuesday, September 1 at Noon, Mountain time

    • Wednesday, September 2 Noon, Mountain time

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The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) is awarded and administered by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. This consolidation was done to streamline the grant application process and better coordinate federal, state and local grant funding distribution and operations. The funding provided will be applied against critical resource gaps identified through the assessments and prioritized in the state strategies.

Providing funds through a single application and award process facilitates coordination of preparedness activities related to the goals and objectives identified in the state strategies, resulting in a more effective and efficient use of funding. The programs further provide the opportunity to enhance preparedness efforts.

See more, including needed forms, about the SHSP grant.

The purpose of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is to assist state and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities. States have the opportunity to use EMPG funds to further strengthen their ability to support emergency management mission areas while simultaneously addressing issues of national concern as identified in the National Priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines.

Read more about the EMPG program.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs

The purpose of HMGP is to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in the areas of the state, tribe, or territory requested by the Governor or Tribal Executive.

The key purpose of this grant program is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters.

This program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.

Funding these plans and projects reduces overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. PDM grants are to be awarded on a competitive basis and without reference to state allocations, quotas, or other formula-based allocation of funds.

These grants are a 75/25 percent cost share and the city/county/tribe is responsible for the 25 percent match.

The HMEP grant program was established in 1990 by the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act. In 1993, PHMSA began issuing grants to assist States, Territories, and Native American Tribes to "develop, improve, and carry out emergency plans" within the National Response System and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986. (See more.)

The NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission. (See more.)