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Application period for Fiscal Year 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs is March 15 – June 15, 2016.

Feb 19, 2016 | News & Views

FEMA Announced Application Period for Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood
Mitigation Assistance Grants

States will set their own
timelines to meet the FEMA announced timelines, and they should contact their
state mitigation office or their state floodplain management office.

FEMA announced the application period for Fiscal Year 2016
Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs is March
15 -June 15, 2016.

The PDM program
provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the
implementation of mitigation projects for the purpose of reducing overall
risk to the population and structures, while at the same time, also reducing
reliance on federal funding from actual disaster declarations. FEMA is making
$90 million available for FY16 PDM grants. See the PDM webpage for more information.

The FMA grant
program provides funds on an annual basis so that measures can be taken to
reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the
National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA is making $199 million available for
FY16 FMA grants. See the FMA webpage for more information.

States, tribes
and territories or applicants must submit their PDM and FMA grant
applicationsto FEMA via the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA
Grants Portal on the Internet at https:/portal.fema.gov by 3 p.m. (ET) on June 15, 2016.

Local and tribal
governments or sub-applicants, must submit planning and project
sub-applications to their state/territory applicant agency. See the Mitigation eGrants System webpage for more information.

FY 2016 Grant Program Resources

It is important
to read the Notice of Funding Opportunity for each program posted on Grants.gov as they contain the key program priorities and application
requirements for FY16:

· Flood Mitigation Assistance: DHS-16-MT-029-000-99

· Pre-Disaster Mitigation: DHS-16-MT-047-000-99

For example, the
agency’s priority for FY16 PDM competitive projects is climate resilient
mitigation actions and pre- or post-wildfire mitigation activities or any
mitigation action that utilizes green infrastructure approaches. More
information on CRMA can be found in the FEMA Library.

In addition,
the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance posted in the FEMA Library provides detailed
information regarding eligibility requirements.

·
HMA Home Page: http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance

·
FEMA Regional Offices: https://www.fema.gov/fema-regional-contacts

·
FEMA State Hazard Mit.
Officers: http://www.fema.gov/state-hazard-mitigation-officers

·
HMA Helpline: 866-222-3580 or email: HMAGrantsHelpline@fema.dhs.gov

·
MT eGrants Helpdesk: 855-228-3362or email: MTeGrants@fema.dhs.gov

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