Mitigation Grants

The State of Maine administers three Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation Grant Programs. 

Supporting Resources

Program Documents

Nationally Competitive Grant Types - OPEN

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

This is an annual grant opportunity that is not disaster related.

  • Letter of Intent submission due to State by September 29, 2021.
  • Application due to State by December 1, 2021.

FY21 BRIC: General Information (Link)

FY21 BRIC: Application Tips (PDF)

FY21 BRIC: Resource List (PDF)

FY21 BRIC: Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF)
 

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

This is an annual grant opportunity for properties insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  • Letter of Intent submission due to State by September 29, 2021.
  • Application due to State by December 1, 2021.

FY21 FMA: General Information (Link)

FY21 FMA: Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF)
 

State Competitive Grant - OPEN

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

These are post disaster grants that become available after a Presidential disaster declaration. The application process is administered by the State. HMGP is competitive statewide.

FY21 HMGP: Assistance Guidance (Link)

 

Sample Projects

Hazard mitigation projects are actions taken to protect property. Some common examples of hazard mitigation projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Culvert Upsizing/Drainage Improvement
  • Acquisition/Demolition
  • Structure Elevation
  • Critical Infrastructure Retrofits/Upgrades
  • Road/Bank Stabilization
  • Building Code Adoption & Enforcement Activities
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Project Scoping to Obtain Data for Future Flood Mitigation Projects

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