Mitigation Grant Information

2021 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Application Information

BRIC and FMA Application Time-Line

9/30/2021 - If you are considering developing a sub-application for Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) or Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs, please complete the HMA Pre-application Form and email it to by 9/30/2021.

10/14/21 - FEMA Region V will be offering Benefit Cost Analysis training from 2:00-3:00 PM for communities that will be developing full applications for BRIC, FMA, and/or HMGP. You can access the training by clicking on the link below.
Meeting ID: 160 010 0521 Passcode: 818863

11/15/2021 - Draft applications must be submitted to Ohio EMA thru the FEMA GO online application system by November 15, 2021. Ohio EMA will review the applications and work with applicants to fine tune them before submitting the applications to FEMA. Applicants must be available to coordinate with Ohio EMA staff for the period between 9/30/21 and 01/28/22.

01/03/22- Final applications are due to Ohio EMA thru FEMA GO by January 3, 2022. This will allow time for the state to rank the applications and submit the final application package to FEMA by 1/28/22.

Project Application

FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) is the new grants management system that will support FEMA grants programs. The system allows users to apply, track, and manage all disaster and non-disaster grants. FEMA GO is being built to perform all business functions that fall within all five phases of the Grants Management Lifecycle: Pre-Award, Award, Post-Award, Closeout and Post-Closeout.

FEMA GO Start-up Guide

FEMA GO User Manual

Project Application Development Tools

Benefit-Cost Analysis
Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) is a method that determines the future risk reduction benefits of a hazard mitigation project and compares those benefits to its costs. The result is a Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR). A project is considered cost-effective when the BCR is 1.0 or greater. Applicants and sub-applicants must use FEMA-approved methodologies and tools-such as the BCA Toolkit-to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of their projects. Click on the link above to download the BCA software and training materials from FEMAs website.

Photographing Your Hazard Mitigation Project
ide to takind submitting photographs for mitigation prong aject applications. Photographs of the project area must be submitted with your application.This document demonstrates how the photographs need to be taken, the format of the photos, and the method to submit them.

A FIRMette is a full-scale section of a FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) that you create yourself online. There is no cost for making a FIRMette. A FIRMette of the proposed project site must be included as part of the grant application. For detailed instructions on how to create a FIRMette, visit the FEMA Map Service Cente

FEMA Grant Application Resources
Links to FEMA resources for grant applicants and sub-applicants on the Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) program, Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.