Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program

The FMA Program provides funding to assist States and communities in implementing measures to reduce or eliminate the long - term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

There are three types of grants available under FMA: Planning, Project, and Technical Assistance Grants. FMA Planning Grants are available to States and communities to prepare Flood Mitigation Plans.

NFIP - participating communities with approved Flood Mitigation Plans can apply for FMA Project Grants. FMA Project Grants are available to States and NFIP participating communities to implement measures to reduce flood losses. A few examples of eligible FMA projects include: the elevation, acquisition, and relocation of NFIP - insured structures.

Funding for the program is provided through the National Flood Insurance Fund. In past years FMA has been funded at $20 million nationally.

For more information on the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program please contact John Crofts, State Floodplain Manager at 801-538-3332, or jcrofts@utah.gov.

[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:25:53 MST]