Tuesday, February 8, 2022

FEMA Receives Record-breaking Amount in Requested Funding for Mitigation Grant Programs February 2022

 

FEMA Receives Record-breaking Amount in Requested Funding for Mitigation Grant Programs

FEMA received a record-breaking request for funding in the applications submitted for the Fiscal Year 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs. The application period closed Jan. 28.

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program received requests from state, tribal, and territorial applicants for $4.16 billion. Every state and territory applied for funding.
For the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, FEMA received requests from applicants in 25 states for $534 million. This response demonstrates the need for FEMA to continue investing in programs that address climate resilience and to ensure funds reach communities with the greatest need.

FEMA made $1.16 billion available in funding for FY 2021 across these two programs The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program made $1 billion available in funding and received requests for $4.16 billion, while the Flood Mitigation Assistance program made $160 million available in funding and received requests for $534 million. These grants support state, local, tribal and territorial governments reduce the risk they face against the disaster and natural hazards to strengthen community resiliency.

“FEMA is committed to delivering more equitable outcomes and funding access through our Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. As part of our strategic mission, we’ve been working to help disadvantaged communities through all our grant programs,” said Katherine Fox, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, FEMA. “By fostering connection and promoting equity, we strive to bring communities together to help them consider risk and mitigation in all investment decisions and ensure that partners have equitable access to our programs.”

In the coming weeks, FEMA anticipates releasing a more detailed analysis of the subapplications that were received and beginning the review of each subapplication. They will convene subject matter experts from other federal agencies, state, local, tribal and territorial governments to support the reviews. The coordinated review aims to increase transparency in decision-making, while building mitigation capability and partnerships.


Visit FEMA.gov for more information about Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants.


 

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