Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to state and local governments, Indian tribes or other tribal organizations, and certain private non-profits to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a Presidential disaster declaration. 

Hazard mitigation projects are funded under the HMGP on a 75% federal, 25% non-federal cost share basis to be administered by FEMA and managed in South Carolina by SCEMD. The non-federal share can be met through cash or in-kind services such as donated materials or labor. Even though this funding is the result of a disaster, all counties in the state are eligible to apply for HMGP funds. In order to qualify for funding, the project must conform to the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, conform to environmental, historical, and economic justice issues, provide a long-term solution for the community, demonstrate cost-effectiveness, comply with program regulations and be consistent with the local government's mitigation strategies as listed in their all-hazard mitigation plan.

HMGP Resources:

Applicants can use the South Carolina Recovery Grants system to submit applications for HMGP Grants, quarterly reports, and extension request.

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Program

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program is replacing the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program as a result of amendments to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018. Key objectives of the BRIC program include: build local, state, and tribal capabilities and capacity to implement natural hazard mitigation; support innovation; promote partnerships and encourage high-impact investments to reduce natural hazard risk; minimize future losses and impacts on the Disaster Relief Fund; and support adoption and enforcement of building codes, standards, and policies that support community risk reduction. BRIC grants have a 75 percent/25 percent federal/non-federal cost share. Eligible applicants for BRIC are county and local governments, Native American tribal governments, state agencies, and tribal agencies.

BRIC Resources

BRIC Information

FEMA GO: Applicants applying for BRIC must use the FEMA Grant Outcomes (FEMA GO) system to submit BRIC grant applications. Only grant applications submitted through the FEMA GO system will be accepted by FEMA.

Other Mitigation Grant Programs

Flood Mitigation Assistance

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program is a FEMA grant that is managed by the SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The goal of this grant is to reduce flooding of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insured properties through mitigation, thereby, reducing flood insurance claims. 

SC DNR Flood Mitigation Assistance Website

Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation

The Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation is a Federal HUD grant that is managed by the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO). Its purpose is to increase resilience to disasters and reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of loss of life, injury, damage to and loss of property, and suffering and hardship, by lessening the impact of future disasters.

SCOR South Carolina Office of Resilience Website

Mitigation Grant Programs Overview

FEMA Mitigation Resources: