Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program

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The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and projects on an annual basis. The PDM program was set in place to reduce overall risk to people and structures, while at the same time, also reducing reliance on federal funding if an actual disaster were to occur.

Eligible Applicants

  • States
  • Territories
  • Commonwealths
  • Indian Tribal Government

Eligible Subapplicants

  • State Agencies
  • Indian Tribal Governments
  • Local Goverments/Communities

Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however an eligible applicant or subapplicant may apply on their behalf.

New Updates from the PDM Program

05/30/2014 - The funding for the FY 2014 PDM program was increased from $23M to $63M.  The application period closes on 07/25/2014 at 3pm (EDT).  Applicants must apply via the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal:  Please visit to read the Funding Opportunity Announcement and fact sheet for further details.

04/17/2014 – Beginning on April 21, 2014 FEMA will be accepting applications for the 2014 PDM program.  The Fiscal Year 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance is still the current guidance for PDM.

04/04/2014 – A new update of the Benefit-Cost Analysis Toolkit (version 5.0) is in effect starting April 4, 2014.

Contact Information

For your local FEMA Office: FEMA Regional Offices
For your state official that oversees mitigation:  State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO)


Last Updated: 
08/20/2014 - 12:13
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