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Mitigating Flood and Drought Conditions Under Hazard Mitigation Assistance

Aquifer storage and recovery, floodplain and stream restoration, flood diversion and storage, and green infrastructure methods are eligible under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs to support communities in reducing the risks associated with mitigating the impacts of flood and drought conditions

Multiple tools have been developed to assist with the development of these activities, to include fact sheets, benefit cost analysis guidance and job aids to help development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance applications. These activities are available for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding resulting from a major disaster declared on or after September 30, 2015, and for HMA funding for which the application period opens on or after September 30, 2015.

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Icon for file of type application/x-zip-compressedCalculators and Supplemental Guidance for Conducting a Benefit Cost Analysis (Spanish)

Ecosystem Service Benefits Calculator (Spanish)

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Benefit Cost Analysis Calculator Tool (Spanish)

Supplemental Guidance for Conducting a Benefit Cost Analysis for Floodplain and Stream Restoration Projects (Spanish)

Supplemental Guidance for Conducting a Benefit Cost Analysis for Flood Diversion and Storage Projects (Spanish)

2.92MFebruary 14, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfAquifer Storage and Recovery Job Aid

This Job Aid is a tool to support developing Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) projects by providing a checklist of information to include in an ASR project application to support the technical feasibility and effectiveness, and environmental and historic preservation evaluation.

0.22MAugust 11, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfAquifer Storage and Recovery Supplemental

This supplemental document is a tool to provide more detailed information on the ASR projects by providing a description of the information needed, potential resources, and examples

3.06MFebruary 16, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfFlood Diversion and Storage Job Aid

This Job Aid is a tool to support developing Flood Diversion & Storage (FDS) projects by providing a checklist of information to include in an FDS project application to support the technical feasibility and effectiveness, and environmental and historic preservation evaluation.

0.29MAugust 11, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfFlood Diversion and Storage Supplemental

This supplemental document is a tool to provide more detailed information on the FDS projects by providing a description of the information needed, potential resources, and examples. 

2.60MFebruary 16, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfFloodplain and Stream Restoration Job Aid

This Job Aid is a tool to support developing Floodplain & Stream Restoration (FSR) projects by providing a checklist of information to include in an FSR project application to support the technical feasibility and effectiveness, and environmental and historic preservation evaluation.

0.28MAugust 11, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfFloodplain and Stream Restoration Supplemental

This supplemental document is a tool to provide more detailed information on the FSR projects by providing a description of the information needed, potential resources, and examples. 

2.70MFebruary 16, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfBenefit-Cost Analysis Tools for Drought, Ecosystem Services, and Post-Wildfire Mitigation for Hazard Mitigation Assistance

The purpose of this policy clarification is to explain benefit-cost analysis tools to calculate benefits for drought mitigation, ecosystem service, and pre-calculated benefits for cost effectiveness evaluation of soil stabilization, flood diversion, and reforestation projects in wildfire impacted areas to support expedient implementation of post-wildfire mitigation actions.

0.13MJune 1, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfEcosystem Service Benefits Calculator

This Ecosystem Services Benefit Cost Calculator can used to calculate benefits for applicable projects under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs. This PDF file is intended to help users view the content of the Ecosystem Services Benefit Cost Calculator without the Excel software. If you require the Microsoft Excel version of the calculator, or if you have any questions on details of the Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA), contact the BCA Helpline at 1-855-540-6744 or bchelpline@fema.dhs.gov.

0.05MMay 27, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfAquifer Storage and Recovery Benefit Cost Analysis Calculator Tool

This Aquifer Storage and Recovery Benefit Cost Analysis Calculator Tool can be used to perform the benefit cost analysis of an Aquifer Storage and Recovery project under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs.  This PDF file is intended to help users view the content of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery Benefit Cost Calculator without the Excel software. If you require the Microsoft Excel version of the calculator, or if you have any questions on details of the Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA), contact the BCA Helpline at 1-855-540-6744 or bchelpline@fema.dhs.gov.

0.14MMay 27, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfMethodology for Aquifer Storage and Recovery Benefit Cost Analysis

Methodology for the Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) and application of the ASR BCA Tool.  

1.22MMay 26, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfSupplemental Guidance for Conducting a Benefit Cost Analysis for Floodplain and Stream Restoration Projects

Supplemental guidance for conducting a benefit cost analysis for a Floodplain and Stream Restoration project under the hazard Mitigation Assistance programs

0.78MMay 26, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfSupplemental Guidance for Conducting a Benefit Cost Analysis for Flood Diversion and Storage Projects

Supplemental guidance for conducting a benefit cost analysis for a Flood Diversion and Storage project under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs.  

0.70MMay 26, 2016
Icon for file of type application/pdfAquifer Storage and Recovery Fact Sheet
0.20MFebruary 15, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfFlood Diversion and Storage Fact Sheet
0.21MFebruary 15, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfFloodplain and Stream Restoration Fact Sheet
0.22MFebruary 15, 2017
Icon for file of type application/pdfGreen Infrastructure Methods Fact Sheet
0.19MFebruary 15, 2017