The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing that $410 million in funding is available through two (2) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)grant programs: 1. Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and 2. Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). These competitive grant programs will open October 1, 2019, to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in strengthening our nation's ability to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program provides funds on an annual basis for measures to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). New in this application cycle, FEMA has set-aside $70 million of the $160 million in FMA grant funds for community flood mitigation proposals. The remainder of the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) grants will continue to focus on other FMA priorities.
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster. 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 actual disaster declarations. In FY19, $ 250 million is available for PDM grants, including $20 million set-aside for federally-recognized tribes.
Please find attached the information for each grant program.
Pre-Applications will need to be submitted in the eGrants system by October 25.
For more information, contact:
Esther White, MPA
Project Grants Manager
UK Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Applications will need to be complete and submitted in the eGrants system by Monday, December 2.