MITIGATION RESOURCE GUIDE
Federal funding, technical assistance, and other resources to support hazard mitigation
PURPOSE OF THE GUIDE
According to the National Institute of Building Sciences 2019 Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves report, every federal grant dollar invested in mitigation results in $6 saved, on average, during disaster recovery. However, finding those initial dollars to invest, and determining the best way to spend them, can pose a challenge for communities across the Nation. Many resources exist, but they can be difficult to access and may not fit the needs of the community.
This guide aims to fill that gap by providing a comprehensive list of federal resources, including grants, technical assistance, loans, and other means of support. It will help state, local, and tribal officials determine potential source(s) of funding and technical assistance for their potential mitigation projects. For more information on available grants, visit grants.gov.
HOW TO USE THE GUIDE
This guide provides federal resources that are currently available nationwide. The guide is organized by federal agency and describes the program, the resource type, the hazards addressed, and the type of mitigation, in addition to information on cost sharing and eligibility requirements.
This guide will be updated regularly to reflect changes to the programs identified and to include or remove programs as needed. This is intended to be a living document.