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.


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

Link to Hazard Mitigation

Link to KAMM’s https://www.kymitigation.org/hma-grant-resources-guidelines/

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.


  • 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

The National Dam Safety Program State Assistance Grant Awards provide assistance to encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective State programs intended to ensure dam safety, to protect human life and property, and to improve State dam safety programs.

The states use NDSP funds for the following types of activities:

  • Dam safety training for state personnel
  • Increase in the number of dam inspections
  • Increase in the submittal and testing of Emergency Action Plans
  • More timely review and issuance of permits
  • Improved coordination with state emergency preparedness officials
  • Identification of dams to be repaired or removed
  • Conduct dam safety awareness workshops and creation of dam safety videos and other outreach materials

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