FEMA Grants Overview

Types of FEMA Grants

Grants and government funding can feel overwhelming while trying to find the right program for you or your organization.  Please take the time to read through eligibility and use FEMA’s guidance and tools to help.


Hazard Mitigation

Funds for reducing or removing risk before a disaster.

Examples

  • Annual funds for planning and projects
  • Flood damage reduction
  • Facility retrofitting
  • Forest or grassland fire management

Link to Hazard Mitigation


Preparedness Grants

Preparedness grants support our citizens and first responders to ensure we work together as a nation to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate terrorism and other high-consequence disasters and emergencies. 

Non-disaster funds to support citizens and first responders.

Examples

  • Cybersecurity
  • Public transportation systems
  • Firefighters and Law enforcement
  • Training

Link to Preparedness Grants


Preparedness Grants Manual (2019 & 2020)

Preparedness Grants Manual for Recipients of Grant Funding

  • Policies and procedures for managing preparedness grants
  • Guidance specific to each grant
  • Rules and regulations that guide the proper management of FEMA grants

FEMA Preparedness Grants Manual – 2019

February 1, 2019

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FEMA has developed this Preparedness Grants Manual for FY 2019 to guide applicants and recipients of grant funding on how to manage their grants and other resources.

Link to Download Document

FEMA Preparedness Grants Manual – 2020

February 1, 2020

FEMA has developed this Preparedness Grants Manual to guide FY 2020 applicants and recipients of grant funding on how to manage their grants and other resources.

Link to Download Document


Resilience Grants – Dam Safety and Earthquake Risks

Dam Safety

Learn about grants to help states and territories promote dam safety, as well as funds available to rehabilitate eligible “high-hazard potential” dams.

Link to DAM SAFETY


Earthquake Risk

Eligible states and territories may apply for assistance to:

  • Develop seismic mitigation plans
  • Conduct safety inspections
  • Update building codes
  • Increase awareness and education
  • Participate in emergency management exercises
  • Promote earthquake insurance

Link to EARTHQUAKE RISK