Fiscal Year 2017 Application Cycle
FEMA has posted the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs on www.grants.gov. These NOFOs provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the agency’s funding priorities and review process. FEMA will offer a webinar on the FY17 NOFOs for prospective applicants. This NOFO webinar will be offered twice, and applicants may attend either session:
Wednesday, July 19 at 2 pm Eastern Time (1 pm Central, 12 pm Mountain, 11 am Pacific)
Thursday, July 20 at 12 pm Eastern Time (11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific)
For the online portion, please join via the Internet: https://fema. connectsolutions.com/nofo/ and for audio, please call1-800-320-4330and enter conference code 502515.
In addition, FEMA will announce webinars covering project application development and applying via the Mitigation eGrants system at a later date.
FEMA will open the FY17 application period on August 14, 2017. Eligible applicants must apply for funding through the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal accessible at https://portal.fema.gov. All applications must be submitted no later than 3 pm Eastern Time on November 14, 2017.
Flood Mitigation Assistance:
FMA grants are available to implement measures to reduce or eliminate risk of severe repetitive and repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In FY17, $160 million is available for FMA grants. New in this application cycle is a set-aside of $70 million for community advance assistance and flood mitigation projects. The remainder of the FY17 FMA grants will continue to focus on reducing or eliminating the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures. FEMA will also fund flood hazard mitigation planning as well as technical assistance for applicants who were awarded FMA grant program funds totaling at least $1 million in FY16.
Further information is in the NOFO: DHS-17-MT-029-00-99 and FY 2017 FMA Fact Sheet.
The goal of the PDM grant program is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while at the same time reducing reliance on federal funding from Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) disaster declarations. $90 million is available for FY17 PDM grants. FEMA will provide allocations to states and territories which fulfill statutory requirements and will set aside $10 million for federally recognized tribes. The balance of funds will be for the competitive mitigation activities. FEMA’s highest priority for FY17 competitive sub-applications is multi-state/tribal mitigation initiatives. FEMA will select eligible planning and project sub-applications that limit duplication of other HMA programs by prioritizing funding in areas without post-disaster funding available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); and projects that cannot be funded by the FMA grant program. As directed by the Congressional appropriations language, FEMA will use the majority of the PDM funding for mitigation projects.
Further information is in the NOFO: DHS-17-MT-047-00-99 and FY 2017 PDM Fact Sheet.
HMA Home Page: http://www.fema.gov/hazard- mitigation-assistance
FEMA Regional Offices: https://www.fema.gov/fema- regional-contacts
State Hazard Mitigation Officers: http://www.fema.gov/state- hazard-mitigation-officers
HMA Helpline: 1-866-222-3580 or email: HMAGrantsHelpline@fema.dhs.gov
MT eGrants Helpdesk: 1-855-228-3362 or email: MTeGrants@fema.dhs.gov