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Resources and Technical Assistance for Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Program

FEMA will provide technical assistance to support entities during the grant application process as well as provide ongoing support for entity revolving loan funds related to programmatic requirements, including performance reporting and environmental reviews. 

FEMA will utilize a variety of methods and platforms to provide technical assistance to entities throughout the application period, including but not limited to: 

  • Fact sheets and program support materials, 
  • Program presentations,
  • Webinars and on-demand videos, 
  • Office hours, and 
  • The program email inbox.

Technical assistance can be leveraged to support the development of application materials, including an entity’s Intended Use Plan and project proposal list.

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If an eligible entity is interested in assistance with their capitalization grant application, they should contact the team at FEMA-STORMRLF@fema.dhs.gov.

Program Resources

Fact Sheets

These fact sheets provide more information on the various processes within the Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF program.

Program Presentations

These program presentations provide application and participation information about the Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF program.

Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Overview for Interested Entities

Components of a Complete Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Application

Operational Elements of a Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund

Period of Performance Activities and Post Period of Performance Maintenance

Sample Checklist

This Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Checklist is intended for guidance only and is not a request for information.

Download EHP Checklist PDF

Office Hours

Office hours are intended to help eligible entities better understand the requirements for submitting a capitalization grant application for the Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF program. FEMA staff will answer technical questions and provide support to entities that are interested in applying for a capitalization grant during the application cycle.

Sessions will focus on specific topics, such as project eligibility and the Project Proposal List, emergency management authority and financial delegation, and the Intended Use Plan.

Visit the Events or Hazard Mitigation Assistance Webinars page for schedule.

Webinar Recordings

This webinar provides an overview of the Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Topics covered include:

  • Review and highlights of the Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF Program and NOFO
  • Allowable uses and capitalization grant application requirements

The Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division hosted a webinar tailored to Tribal Nations to provide an overview of the fiscal year 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Program.

Application Support Documents

The Capitalization Grant Application Form is used to determine the risks, vulnerabilities, and needs of an entity applying for funding.
Download Capitalization Grant Application Template

The Intended Use Plan provides information to FEMA about the entity’s goals for the program, the process for the management of the entity loan fund, and the criteria for the distribution of loans.
Download Intended Use Plan Template

The Project Proposal List contains the planned local government projects and activities that the entity plans to award.
Download Project Proposal List Template

Non-Disaster (ND) Grants Management System Resources

Resources on how to use this system can be found on the Non-Disaster Grants Management System webpage and YouTube channel.

Lessons Learned

Throughout 2022, FEMA engaged with a variety of partners, including other federal agencies, to identify recommendations and successes from other revolving loan fund programs.

Through these engagements, we learned that an entity’s Revolving Loan Fund program should allow for streamlining and collaboration to prevent barriers to entry for local governments (the borrowers).

For example, it is important for entities to streamline the application process for local governments seeking loans. This will increase the revolving loan fund’s accessibility and overall participation.

We also learned that entities with less capacity and that require more technical assistance benefit from robust partnerships. Some of the most highly effective programs manage relationships and leverage partnerships with financial institutions and other organizations.  

Engagement Opportunities

Going into future funding cycles, FEMA will continue to leverage existing communication channels to request and solicit stakeholders' participation in varying engagement opportunities with state, local and tribal governments, and other interested organizations. FEMA will also host webinars and workshops for varied public and private stakeholders, including disadvantaged communities.

FEMA intends to learn from stakeholders about how they plan to utilize the new program to develop a more effective and customer-focused program.

Comments may be submitted to FEMA-STORMRLF@fema.dhs.gov.