Grant funds are available for pre and post emergency or disaster related projects. These funds support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research and many other programs. Grants are the principal funding mechanism FEMA uses to commit and award federal funding to eligible state, local, tribal, territorial, certain private non-profits, individuals and institutions of higher learning.
How to Get a Grant
Each grant has different eligibility requirements and application process.
- Find a grant that meets your need or supports your project.
- Read through the eligibility requirements and application process.
- If the grant has a cost share with the applicant or recipient, evaluate if you can afford it.
- Determine your applicant type. (ex. state or non-state, applicant or sub-applicant)
- Complete a benefit-cost analysis, if needed.
- Submit application.
Types of Grants
Grants and government funding can feel overwhelming while trying to find the right program for you or your organization. Please take the time to read through eligibility and use FEMA’s guidance and tools to help.
Non-disaster funds to support citizens and first responders.
- Public transportation systems
- Firefighters and Law enforcement
- Meeting national-level standards
PREPAREDNESS GRANTS INFORMATION BULLETINS
Informational Bulletins provide stakeholders with administrative instructions and guidelines critical to supporting the effectiveness and efficient delivery of FEMA Preparedness Grant Programs, including policy updates.
Funds for reducing or removing risk before a disaster.
- Annual funds for planning and projects
- Flood damage reduction
- Facility retrofitting
- Forest or grassland fire management
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Funds to supplement and expand work done by local nonprofit and governmental social service organizations helping our nation’s hungry and homeless.
- Supportive Services
Next Generation Warning System Grant
The Next Generation Warning System Grant Program (NGWSGP) will support investments that improve the resilience and security of public broadcasting networks and systems.
Learn about grants to help states and territories promote dam safety, as well as funds available to rehabilitate eligible “high-hazard potential” dams.
Eligible states and territories may apply for assistance to:
- Develop seismic mitigation plans
- Conduct safety inspections
- Update building codes
- Increase awareness and education
- Participate in emergency management exercises
- Promote earthquake insurance
- Support for Multi-State Groups
Website link: https://www.fema.gov/grants