Flood Mitigation Assistance
CSFA Number: 588-40-0446
Agency Name
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (588)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Sam Al-Basha
Short Description
The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMAP) provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property due to flooding.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Enabling Legislation
Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (NFIA, or “the Act”); 42 USC 4104c, as amended by the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (NFIRA), Public Law 103-325; and
the FIRA 2004, Public Law 108-264.
Objectives and Goals
Acquisition of real property from willing sellers and demolition or relocation of buildings to convert the property to open space use. Elevation of flood prone structures.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
FMAP funds may be used to fund projects that will reduce or eliminate the losses from future disasters. Projects must provide a long-term solution to a problem – for example, elevation of a home to reduce the risk of flood damages as opposed to buying sandbags and pumps to fight the flood. In addition, a project’s potential savings must be more than the cost of implementing the project. Funds may be used to protect either public or private property or to purchase property that has been subjected to, or is in danger of, repetitive damage.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are state and local governments that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however, a community may apply on their behalf.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Assistance Consideration
The FMAP is an annual nationwide competitive program. Funding varies from year to year.
Post Assistance Requirements
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature

Indirect Cost Rate restrictions and limitations:
Up to 5% of the total project costs for management costs.  
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $713,901
FY 2016 : $2,514,124
FY 2017 : $2,000,000
FY 2018 : $500,000
FY 2019 : $10,247,953
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Village of Machesney Park08/14/201703/22/2021330,112