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:



FY22 Deadlines

  • 9/30/22 – Notice of Intent to apply for BRIC & FMA due to HI-EMA
  • 9/30/22 – FY22 BRIC & FMA applications open
  • 11/30/22 – Completed application due to HI-EMA
  • 01/20/23 – HI-EMA submits state application package to FEMA
  • 01/27/23 – FY22 BRIC & FMA applications close
  • Summer 2023 – Awards announced

All applications must be reviewed and approved by HI-EMA prior to submission.

If you are interested in submitting a project for either BRIC or FMA Fiscal Year 22 funding, contact the Hazard Mitigation Team at: [email protected]

 Closed Funding Opportunities:

The application period for HMGP funding for DR-4510 COVID-19 is now closed. All submitted eligible applications will be sent to FEMA by 10/4/22 at 5 p.m. HST.

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.