Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Hazard Mitigation Programs

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

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

The 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.

Visit the FEMA website for ​more information.

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) 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. 

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

Visit the FEMA website for ​more information.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 4101) with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
FEMA provides FMA funds to assist states and communities implement measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes and other structures insured under NFIP.
Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however an eligible applicant or subapplicant may apply on their behalf.