Grant Subapplicant Resources

​​​Emergency Management Professionals play an important role in implementing hazard mitigation in local communities. In addition to conducting hazard mitigation planning they identify and implement projects to build resilient communities.

For the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants administered by MEMA, the local government must sponsor the subapplcation for an individual property owner or business owner for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs; there are exceptions for HMGP that permits a private non-profit organization to sponsor a subapplication for an individual property owner or business owner.

The local government takes on the role as a subapplicant and is charged with project management and grant administration. In this role the subapplicant is responsible for the following:

  • Identifying mitigation activities
  • Preparing application materials
  • Managing the project
  • Preparing and submitting financial and performance reports to MEMA
  • Ensuring compliance with program requirements and all other federal, state, and local laws and regulations

FY20 BRIC and FMA Technical Assistance

The grant management lifecycle can be viewed below.