The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 4101) with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
FEMA provides FMA funds to assist States and communities implement measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.
- Cost Share: 75% Federal Funds/25% State or Local Funds, 90% Federal Funds/10% State or Local Funds with Severe Repetitive Loss Strategy
Flooding damage along
Haigh Avenue in Salem
Salem - Haigh Avenue Acquisitions: Haigh Avenue area has experienced a series of flood events over the past 30 years. The area had to be evacuated in May 2006 due to the severity of the flooding. Twenty four homeowners on Haigh Avenue made inquiries into the possibility of Salem applying for a Flood Mitigation Assistance grant. Salem obtained a grant with assistance from New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management from FEMA. The grant allowed the acquisition of nine homes that were at greatest risk to future damages from flood events.