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Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Current Funding Opportunities

The Hazard Mitigation (HMA) grant programs provide funding opportunities for pre- and post-disaster mitigation. While the statutory origins of the programs differ, all share the common goal of reducing the risk of loss of life and property due to natural hazards. HSEM administers the follow FEMA pre- and post-disaster programs.

The Notice of Interest (NOI) is the first step in the application process. Please contact for more information or to request a NOI.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) ​

Provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. The HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds and Flooding (DR-4442)

  • Application deadline: Dec. 12, 2020
  • Available funding: $10,478,625

Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notification of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the new BRIC pre-disaster mitigation grant program and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program:

  • This year, there is $660 million available for the FMA and BRIC programs combined. There is $160 available for FMA funding and $500 for BRIC funding. 
  • The application period opens on Sept. 30, 2020. Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO) portal, which is now the management system for FMA and BRIC. 
  • Applications must be received in the FEMA GO Portal by Jan. 29, 2021 at 3 P.M. Eastern Time (ET). Applications received after this date will not be considered for finding.
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, which will reduce 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. 

The BRIC program's guiding principles are supporting communities through capability- and capacity-building; encouraging and enabling innovation; promoting partnerships; enabling large projects; maintaining flexibility; and providing consistency. 

BRIC Resources: 
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