FEMA Grants, USA

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.

  1. Find a grant that meets your need or supports your project.
  2. Read through the eligibility requirements and application process.
  3. If the grant has a cost share with the applicant or recipient, evaluate if you can afford it.
  4. Determine your applicant type. (ex. state or non-state, applicant or sub-applicant)
  5. Complete a benefit-cost analysis, if needed.
  6. Submit application.
Read about the grants lifecycle from Grants.gov to learn more about what to do before you submit a grant application, how grants are awarded and what to do after an award has been given.

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.

Preparedness Grants

Non-disaster funds to support citizens and first responders.


  • Cybersecurity
  • Public transportation systems
  • Firefighters and Law enforcement
  • Training
  • Meeting national-level standards


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.

Hazard Mitigation

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.


  • Sheltering
  • Food
  • 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.

Resilience Grants


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


See also

National Institutes of Health Grant

ACF Grants & Funding, USA

U.S. Government Export Assistance Program, USA


Federal State Marketing Improvement Program, USA

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