NMDHSEM Flood Risk Evaluation Prior To Flooding

This program's goals are to reduce flood risk prior to an event, and partners with Federal and non-Federal partners to provide hazard information, technical services, and planning guidance free of charge to qualified communities and Tribal governments.

What is it?  The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) administers the Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program (FMA) utilizing FEMA funding. FMA provides grants to local governments, tribes and State agencies on an annual basis to mitigate flood damaged properties and to reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program. FMA is authorized under Section 1366 of the National

Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, Title 42, United States Code, 4104c.

Who Can Apply? Local governments and tribal entities with a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. This program can only be applied for during the annual cycle and must mitigate flood risk for structures insured through the National Flood Insurance Program. 

Are Matching Funds Required? Yes, 25% of the funds must come from a non-federal source.

Program Website: www.nmdhsem.org/Grants.aspx

Department Website: www.nmdhsem.org