Mitigation Assistance Funding Sources
A number of governmental and non-governmental sources provide funding assistance for qualifying mitigation projects. Each funding source has its own criteria for eligibility and evaluative criteria for awarding funds. Most funding sources require that projects be endorsed by and carried on the Project Prioritization List (PPL) of the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS). Principal funding sources include:
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities – Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) is a federal program that will support states, local communities, tribes, and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program - A federal program that provides annual funding for projects to protect flooded structures that are insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - A federal program that assists communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential major disaster declaration.
Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program (HLMP) - A Florida program created to support hurricane research, mobile home tie-downs and to mitigate recurring issues in residences. The program is provided annually under a Request for Proposal (RFP) to eligible proposers which include governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, and qualified for-profit organizations; individual homeowners are ineligible to apply.