Fact Sheets

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will competitively award $12 million to eligible states and local governments to close known preparedness capability gaps, encourage innovative regional solutions to issues related to catastrophic incidents, and build on existing regional preparedness efforts.

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This document provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to the Fiscal Year 2022 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program.

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This document outlines key changes for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 RCPGP.

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Effective April 4, 2022, the Federal Government transitioned from using the Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS number, to a new, non-proprietary identifier known as a Unique Entity Identifier or UEI. For entities that have an active registration in SAM.gov prior to the April 4 date, the UEI has automatically been assigned and no action is necessary. For all entities filing a new registration in SAM.gov on or after April 4, 2022, the UEI will be assigned to that Entity as part of the SAM.gov registration process.

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Residents of New Mexico near the ongoing wildfires could experience flash-flooding, mudslides and debris flows in the event of heavy rain. These conditions will happen quickly leaving little time to react. Plan now what you and your family will do should dangerous conditions threaten your safety.

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One of the first places New Mexico residents should visit before rebuilding is the local authority that issues building permits. It usually takes about four working days to process a request. Plus, staff members can explain building codes, walk you through the permit process and answer questions.

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Hurricane force winds can turn landscaping materials into missiles that can break windows and doors. Much of the property damage associated with hurricanes occur after the windstorm, when rain enters structures through broken windows, doors, and openings in the roof.

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Residents of New Mexico are encouraged to purchase flood insurance now. Monsoon season starts mid-June and the ongoing wildfires in New Mexico are creating an additional threat that will be active for many years: the potential for flooding. Wildfires transform earth into water repellent soil. Normally, vegetation absorbs rainfall, reducing runoff. But charred, barren earth is unable to absorb water, which prompts flash flooding and mudflows.

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Once you apply for FEMA assistance, you should receive a “decision” letter via the method you chose to receive FEMA correspondence. This is an important document; it details what assistance you will receive from FEMA and explains how the agency arrived at its decision.

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Once you apply for FEMA assistance, you should receive a “decision” letter via the method you chose to receive FEMA correspondence. This is an important document; it details what assistance you will receive from FEMA and explains how the agency arrived at its decision.

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Last updated November 2, 2020