Grant Info

Link to an overview of the following grant types.

Grant & Resource Links

Center for Disaster Philanthropy | Grantmaking Process

CDBG-DR Active Disaster Grants | HUD Exchange

Department of the Interior (DOI) Funding Opportunities |

Disaster Recovery Resources |

Disaster Recovery & Resilience Resource Library |

Economic Development Administration | Funding Opportunities

EPA’s Role in Disaster Recovery | US EPA

FEMA Grants |

Guidebook to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law | | The White House

HHS Funding Opportunities |

HUD Disaster Resources

Introduction to finding grants | Courses | Candid Learning

Local Infrastructure Hub: BIL Funding Opportunities Search / Resources | Funding Opportunities

Rural Development ( | Programs

Search-Grants | How to Apply for Grants

Small Business Administration | Grants

Solar Workforce Development | Department of Energy

USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce Development

Why Mitigate?

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Study

January 31, 2018

Mitigation has a 6:1 return on investment ratio;
mitigation is key to recovery

Summary of Findings for the National Institute of Building Science’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves 2017 Interim Report provides benefit-cost ratios (BCRs) for several hazard types and mitigation measures.  Focal points of this interim report are the net benefits of federal hazard mitigation grant projects, and exceeding building code requirements.

Specifically, the costs and benefits of designing new construction to exceed select provisions of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) and implementation of the 2015 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IWUIC), which resulted in a national benefit of $4 for every $1 invested.  Additionally studied were the net benefits of impacts of 23 years of federal mitigation grants provided by the FEMA, Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), resulting in a national benefit of $6 for every $1 invested.

Natural hazard mitigation saves $6 on average for every $1 spent on federal mitigation grants, according to an analysis by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Download the FEMA_MitSaves-Factsheet


U.S.  Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Program

The SBA provides affordable assistance to disaster victims and long-term recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, and private non-profit organizations.  SBA works with FEMA in declared areas to ensure that affected individuals and businesses are aware of disaster program opportunities.  Underinsured or uninsured victims may be eligible for:

  • Home Physical Disaster Loans for repairs or replacement of a primary residence and replacement of personal property such as clothing, furniture, and cars.
  • Business Physical Disaster Loans are available for business to repair or replace damaged property such as inventory, supplies, machinery, and equipment.  Loans are also available for charities, churches, private schools, etc.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans make working capital available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives to cover normal operating expenses through the disaster recovery period.

Applying for Individuals and Household Assistance

Persons living in counties declared eligible for individual assistance programs under a major presidential disaster declaration may register for assistance by:

For further information on FEMA grant procurement requirements, including contract review checklists, detailed guidance on the above topics, and online webinar training classes, please visit


Finding Funding for Nature-Based Projects Just Got a Little Bit Easier

Announcing a new searchable database for communities interested in funding nature-based infrastructure solutions

December 7, 2022 

The National Wildlife Federation has launched a new microsite,, that aims to easily connect community planners and other stakeholders with sources of federal funding for infrastructure projects that incorporate natural elements. 

The site allows users to search and sort the more than 70 types of federal grants that fund nature-based restoration solutions based on factors such as eligible recipients, project purpose, and the match required.  It also provides information about the typical application cycles, and contact information for each program. 

Recent legislation, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and the Inflation Reduction Act, created several new funding streams for nature-based projects and augmented existing programs’ funding for broad purposes such as flood protection, water quality improvement, disaster recovery and transportation resilience.  The website will be updated regularly as the funding sources available evolve. 

Visit the National Wildlife Federation Media Center



Non-Federal Organizations Involved in Mitigation

– State Hazard Mitigation Office (KYEM)
– Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
– Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers (KAMM)
– The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
– National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
– Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)


Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) Recovery Branch

Link to the KYEM website for detailed information.







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