HAZARD MITIGATION GRANTS

HI-EMA administers three FEMA grant programs that are focused on Hazard Mitigation:

  1. Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
  2. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  3. Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

Open Funding Opportunities:

HMGP funding for the COVID-19 Presidential Disaster Declaration. Read the official press release to learn about the intended use for these funds.

Please keep in mind these important deadlines for the HMGP COVID-19 funding:

  • 02/16/22 – Interested applicants must submit their Notice of Intent (NOI) to HI-EMA by 5 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time (HST).
  • 04/01/22 – HI-EMA will notify applicants if they have been approved to apply
  • 04/30/22 – Internal application deadline to HI-EMA (SOW, work schedule, budget, BCA) must be submitted by 5 p.m HST.

 Closed Funding Opportunities:

BRIC FY21 and FMA FY21 applications have closed. Please check back in August for the FY22 NOFO announcements and contact the Hazard Mitigation Team at 808-733-4300 ext. 812 with project ideas for the FY22 funding cycle.


State and local mitigation activities that qualify for FEMA funding include:

  • Hazard mitigation planning.
  • Retrofit of critical facilities.
  • Acquisition, elevation, relocation or drainage improvements of repetitive flood loss structures.
  • Construction or upgrade of general population shelters.
  • Enhancement of development codes and standards.
  • Safe rooms and storm shelters.
  • Redundant power supply for critical facilities.
  • Warning systems.

Who is Eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grants?

State and County Agencies are eligible to apply for BRIC, HMGP, and FMA.  Certain private, non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for HMGP only.  Individuals and businesses are not eligible to apply directly; however, an eligible state or county agency may apply on behalf of individuals or businesses through sponsorship.

For more information on eligibility, please contact the State Hazard Mitigation Officer at 808-733-4300 ext. 812.


Review required documents & additional resources for HMA Grant Program Applications

Review FEMA’s HMA Guidance 2015HMA Guidance 2015 Addendum for application & reporting requirements.