The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs for the State of Rhode Island are administered by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency's (RIEMA) Planning & Mitigation Section. The programs are designed to provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that protect life, property and the environment from future disaster damages. Mitigation supports actions that are long-term, cost-effective and environmentally sound.
There are three (3) HMA programs outlined in the FY2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance and programmatic details are available on FEMA’s HMA website.
In addition to the mitigation project funding available through the HMA programs above, Mitigation Planning provides governments with a framework designed to guide decision making pre and post disaster.