Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PMD) Grant Program

Administering Organization

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Eligible Project Types


Funding Categories Priorities

  1. Project Scoping – develop effective mitigation alternatives. This process includes activities such as identification and evaluation of technical feasibility, cost review, and cost effectiveness, as well as environmental and cultural resource considerations.
  2. Hazard Mitigation Projects – cost-effective projects designed to increase resilience and public safety; reduce injuries and loss of life; and reduce damage and destruction to property, critical services, facilities, and infrastructure (including natural systems) from a multitude of natural hazards and the effects of climate change.

These projects focus primarily on infrastructure improvements to stormwater, drainage, sewer systems and levee systems and/or dams to build community resilience against future flooding. However, other projects focus on tsunamis, seismic activity, landslides, and wildfire, and nature-based solutions including greenways, open space, beach revitalization, climate resilience, and shoreline preservation.

Eligible Applicants

County government
Municipal government
State government
Territorial governments
Tribal governments and organizations

Range of Average Awards

$1 million - $10 million



Match Ratio

75% federal grant funding to 25% non-federal match (3:1)* *See RFP for exceptions

Geographic Region


Geographic Parameters

Application Cycle


Previous Due Date

April 2023


  • All communities with a project identified in the Pre-Disaster Mitigation NOFO must apply through their state/tribe.
  • All applicants and sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan by the application deadline.


General questions about the Pre-Disaster Mitigation program can be directed to the appropriate State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO) or FEMA Regional Office on

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