Flood Risk Reduction Grants


All Hurricane Harvey grants are closed at this time.  However, the City will continue to accept Voluntary Interest Forms regarding flood risk reduction for future funding.


Home elevation and limited buyouts may be applicable for homes deep in the floodplain or where there are clusters of interested homeowners.


Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Assists in implementing long-term hazard mitigation projects following a Presidential major disaster declaration. The State and FEMA are currently accepting applications related to Hurricane Harvey. If you are interested in a grant, please submit an online interest form above.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

Provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate the risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on an annual basis.

These grants cover 100% of eligible costs for properties designated as Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) properties, 90% of eligible costs for Repetitive Loss (RL) properties, and 75% of eligible costs for all others.


2018 Hazard Mitigation Grants (Harvey)

The City is currently accepting applications for Hazard Mitigation Grant funding. Please submit an online interest form from the link above if you are interested.

online interest forms received

application packets sent   homeowner documentation received   applications submitted to State & FEMA


1,141 306 73

2017 FMA

An application including 33 homes was submitted in September 2017. This application was not awarded by FEMA.

2016 FMA


Amount Approved Complete Under Construction Under Contract Bidding Pending Dropped Out


$12.9 million total 40 0 0 0 25 15 0

$12.4 million federally funded

2015 FMA


Amount Approved Complete Under Construction Under Contract Bidding Pending Dropped Out*


$15.3 million total 42 8 15 4 0 2 13

$14.8 million federally funded

*For homes that have dropped out of the grant, the City will look at grant alternates once the final grant costs with current candidate projects are confirmed. Tentatively late 2018.



Grant Public Notice_2018


For question regarding status of current grants or general information, please contact the City’s Hazard Mitigation group at 713.470.9762 or hazard.mitigation@houstontx.gov