Flood Mitigation and Protection Grants

Evan Burn

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant
Applications due June 15, 2016

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes available federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures that reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  • FEMA will fund planning up to $100,000 per applicant with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans.
  • FEMA will fund technical assistance up to $50,000 for states who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1 million in FY 2015.
  • The remaining FMA funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will reduce or eliminate claims under the NFIP with a focus on mitigation of severe repetitive loss and repetitive loss properties as well as projects that will reduce the risk profile in communities through mitigation of the largest number of NFIP-insured properties on a neighborhood level.

TWDB Flood Protection Grants FY16
Applications due June 17, 2016 prior to 12:00 p.m.

The Texas Water Development Board is now accepting applications for the possible award of grants for early warning systems, the implementation of local strategies for alerting and responding to floods, or flood protection planning.

  • Up to $2,000,000 has been authorized for Fiscal Year 2016 assistance for flood protection grants.
  • Fifty percent of the total cost of the project may be provided to applicants with up to 75 percent funding available to areas identified as economically disadvantaged (areas which have unemployment rates exceeding the state average by 50 percent or more and which have per capita income which is 65 percent or less of the state average for the last reporting period available).

To discuss your project and potential funding opportunities, contact Account Director Stan Lynch and Funding Specialist Jennifer Wasinger.