2019 Grants for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (2)
- Collection Created:
- August 26, 2019
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes federal funds available to states, tribes, territories, and local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The FMA program strengthens national preparedness and resilience and supports the mitigation mission area through Strategic Goal #1 Building a Culture of Preparedness, Objectives 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 of the 2018 – 2022 FEMA Strategic Plan.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, the FMA Program will prioritize proposals that address community flood risk by setting aside $70 million for this purpose. FEMA will seek to fund two types of community flood mitigation activities:
• Advance Assistance for flood mitigation design and development of community flood mitigation projects that will subsequently reduce flood claims, up to $4 million.
• Mitigation projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments, remaining $70 million after Advance Assistance applications are selected.
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program makes Federal funds available to States, U.S Territories, Indian Tribal governments, and local communities to plan for and implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters. The PDM program strengthens national preparedness and resilience and supports the mitigation mission area through Strategic Goal #1 Building a Culture of Preparedness, Objectives 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 of the 2018 – 2022 FEMA Strategic Plan. FEMA’s priorities for funding Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 PDM applications are outlined below. Greater detail on factors to be considered in the evaluation of applications is specified in Section E of this NOFO under Application Review Information.