All levels of Government each have an important, but different, role within the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
Community Subapplicant/Subgrantee's Role
- Submit individual project subapplications to the state (if the proposed measure is selected as an approved project, the subapplicant becomes a subgrantee).
- Coordinate with participating homeowners and businesses who will benefit from the grant to develop the subapplication, and subsequently oversee distribution of grant funds to subrecipients or contractors.
- Manage implementation of the approved project
- Comply with all HMGP requirements and applicable Federal, State and local laws and standards, including compliance with National Flood Insurance Program.
- Account for the appropriate use of grants to the State Grantee.
- Maintain records on the program and projects as required by law.
- Manage the overall program within the state.
- Ensure that the FEMA Regional Administrator has approved the State Hazard Mitigation Plan and the state's administrative plan for implementing HMGP.
- Establish funding priorities, and select projects for funding based on those priorities.
- Solicit program interest and help potential subapplicants develop complete subapplications.
- Establish deadlines for subapplications.
- Provide subapplicants with technical assistance (mitigation techniques and/or HMGP policy).
- Forward selected projects to FEMA for final eligibility review.
- Act as grantee, receiving funds from FEMA and disbursing them to successful subapplicants.
- Ensure that subapplicants and subgrantees adhere to all program and administrative requirements.
- Perform Grantee responsibilities of monitoring the progress of projects and submitting quarterly reports to FEMA indicating the status and completion date for each approved project.
- Oversee and manage HMGP.
- Establish minimum criteria for project eligibility.
- Keep the state apprised of the anticipated amount of available funding.
- Assist the state in setting priorities for the use of HMGP funds in the aftermath of a disaster.
- Review projects selected and submitted by the state for eligibility.
- Prepare the environmental decision document based on information submitted by the subapplicant.
- Provide technical assistance to states, subapplicants, and subgrantees in order to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the program.
- Review state's quarterly reports and follow up on issues as necessary.
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