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FY 2023 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Congressionally Directed Spending

Available Funding

Cost Share

Eligibility

Requirements

Deadlines

Project List

More Resources

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, authorizing funding for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program.

About the Program

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program makes federal funds available to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to plan for and implement sustainable cost-effective measures. These mitigation efforts are designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from future natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on federal funding from future disasters. This funding is offered in addition to funds provided through other FEMA grant programs for projects that will support growing mitigation needs nationwide.

Communities and Tribal Nations with projects identified for funding must submit an application for their grants in accordance with the Fiscal Year 2023 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Congressionally Directed Spending funding opportunities published on Grants.gov.

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Available Funding

For FY 2023, the total amount of funds that are being made available to 100 congressionally directed projects will be $233,043,782. Applicants may request up to an additional 5% of project costs for management and administration of the program from a separate pool of funds.

Cost Share

A non-federal cost share is required for all subapplications funded through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program. The non-federal cost share may consist of cash, donated or third-party in-kind services, materials, or any combination thereof. The cost share information is as follows:

  • Generally, the cost share is 75% federal and 25% non-federal cost share.
  • Small impoverished communities are eligible for up to 90% federal cost share and 10% non-federal cost share for their mitigation planning and project subapplications in accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
    • Small impoverished communities are defined as having 3,000 or fewer individuals identified by the applicant that is economically disadvantaged, with residents having an average per capita annual income not exceeding 80% of the national per capita income.
    • Federally recognized Tribal governments meeting the definition of a small, impoverished community that apply to FEMA directly as Applicants are eligible for a 90 percent federal cost share for their planning, project, and management costs subapplications.

Eligibility Requirements

Only states, territories, or federally recognized tribal governments with identified by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act and enumerated in the accompanying Joint Explanatory Statement for Division F are identified in this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and are eligible to apply.

Each state, territory or federally recognized tribal nation with a project identified in the Pre-Disaster Mitigation funding opportunity shall designate one agency to serve as the applicant for funding. Each applicant’s designated agency may submit only one Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant application to FEMA.

Local governments, including cities, townships, counties, special district governments, and tribal governments (including federally recognized tribes who choose to apply as subapplicants) that are identified in the funding opportunity are considered subapplicants and must submit subapplications to their state applicant agency. Any tribal government identified in the NOFO that chooses to apply as a subapplicant must submit its application through the appropriate state applicant agency. For more information, contact the appropriate State Hazard Mitigation Officer.

Management costs are eligible for Pre-Disaster Mitigation funding in accordance with the FY 2023 Appropriations Act. A maximum of up to 5% of FY 2023 Pre-Disaster Mitigation funds awarded may be retained by the recipient from the Management and Administrative funds that have been made available, and any funds retained are to be used solely for management and administration purposes associated with the award. Subrecipients may separately use up to 5% of the project award funds for Management and Administrative purposes associated with the award. The use of management costs by subrecipients reduces the overall amount of funds available for the mitigation project.

When applying for Hazard Mitigation Assistance funding, all programmatic requirements must be met. FEMA has listed several requirements below as a quick reference, but it is encouraged to refer to the funding opportunity for a full list of all requirements.

Build America, Buy America Act Requirement

The Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) requires all federal agencies, including FEMA, to ensure that all federal financial assistance for infrastructure projects meets the Buy America preference that all iron and steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in that infrastructure are manufactured in the United States.

When necessary, recipients and subrecipients may apply for, and FEMA may grant, a waiver from these requirements. A waiver may be granted if FEMA determines that:

  • Applying the domestic content procurement preference would be inconsistent with the public interest.
  • The types of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of a satisfactory quality.
  • The inclusion of iron, steel, manufactured products, or construction materials produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25%.

For FEMA awards, FEMA’s Interim Policy on BABAA requirements and information on the process for requesting a waiver from the Buy America preference requirements can be found on FEMA’s website at  “Buy America” Preference in FEMA Financial Assistance Programs for Infrastructure.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Requirement

All applicants and subapplicants must have a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan by the application deadline and at the time of the obligation of funds, unless the subapplicant is applying for a planning subgrant.

The mitigation projects submitted with the application must be consistent with the goals and objectives identified in the existing FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. Interested applicants and subapplicants should contact their State Hazard Mitigation Officer for guidance if they do not have a FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan.

FEMA may grant an exception to the local hazard mitigation plan requirement in extraordinary circumstances, when adequate justification is provided. This exception must be requested with the subapplication. If this exception is granted, a local hazard mitigation plan must be approved by FEMA within 12 months of the award of the project subgrant to that community.

Cost Effectiveness

All applicants and subapplicants applying for mitigation projects must demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of the mitigation project through a Benefit-Cost Analysis or other documentation. The Benefit-Cost Analysis is the method of estimating the future benefits of a project compared to its cost. FEMA has created a Benefit-Cost Analysis Toolkit that must be used to determine project cost-effectiveness. Please use the Benefit-Cost Analysis Toolkit found on the FEMA website.

FEMA is introducing an alternative cost-effectiveness methodology that will modify the threshold for mitigation projects to be considered cost-effective under limited conditions. A mitigation project may be considered cost-effective if, when using the 7% discount rate, the BCR is at least 0.75 or greater, and if at the 3% discount rate the BCR is at least 1.0 or greater, and the mitigation activity benefits disadvantaged communities, addresses climate change impacts, has hard to quantify benefits, and/or is subject to higher costs due to the use of low carbon building materials or compliance with the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

Technical Feasibility and Effectiveness Requirements

Mitigation projects must be both feasible and effective at mitigating the risks of the hazard(s) for which the project was designed. A project’s feasibility is demonstrated through conformance with accepted engineering practices, established codes, standards, modeling techniques, or best practices. Effective mitigation measures must provide a long-term or permanent solution to a risk from a natural hazard.

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Requirement

All mitigation projects must comply with all applicable Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related Department of Homeland Security and FEMA instructions and directives. FEMA encourages the use of other supporting guidance that can be used to ensure all environmental requirements, including the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Job Aids.

Application Submission and Funding Deadlines

To apply for funding made available to these Congressionally Directed Spending projects through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation program, applicants must adhere to the following application submission and funding deadlines:

Application Opening: March 1, 2023

Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal: https://portal.fema.gov.

Application Submission Deadline: April 14, 2023, 5 p.m. ET

Applicants experiencing technical problems outside of their control must notify FEMA prior to the application deadline and within 48 hours after the applicant becomes aware of the issue.

FEMA will not review applications that are received after the deadline or consider these late applications for funding.

The application review process begins following the application submission deadline. FEMA will review subapplications submitted by each applicant to ensure all eligibility requirements have been met and there is compliance with the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance.

Application Funding Deadline: Sept. 30, 2023

Period of Performance (POP):

  • Start Date: Date of the recipient’s federal award
  • End Date: 36 months from the start date of the receipt’s federal award

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Congressionally Directed Spending Projects

For Fiscal Year 2023, the total amount of funds that are being made available to 100 congressionally directed projects is $233,043,782.

Communities and Tribal Nations with projects identified for funding must submit an application for their grants in accordance with the Fiscal Year 2023 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Congressionally Directed Spending Projects funding opportunities published on Grants.gov.

FY 2023 PDM Grant Program Project List

Recipient (State or Tribe) Subrecipient Project TitleProjected Federal Amount
Alabama Alabama Emergency Management Agency Hale County Storm Shelters $511,601
Alaska City of Dillingham Snag Point Erosion Mitigation $5,016,000
Arizona City of Flagstaff Museum Post-Fire Flood Mitigation, Property Acquisitions $1,482,900
California City of Belmont Cities of Belmont and San Bruno Wildfire Prevention Project $494,300
California East Bay Regional Park District East Bay Regional Park District Wildfire Mitigation, and Safe, Resilient Forests and Communities $1,500,000
California City of Norwalk Emergency Generators for Community Resiliency $976,962
California San Mateo County Filoli Wildfire Mitigation Project $494,300
California City of Foster City Levee Protection Planning and Improvements Project (CIP 301-657) $988,600
California City of Thousand Oaks Microgrid installation for the Municipal Service Center $1,853,625
California Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Midpeninsula Open Space Wildland Fire Resiliency Project $741,450
California City of Sacramento Pannell Community Center Resilience Hub $1,977,200
California City of Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Palos Verdes Portuguese Bend Landslide Remediation $2,000,000
California County of Santa Barbara San Marcos Road Stabilization Project $1,384,040
California Diablo Water District Water Reservoir Seismic Retrofit $1,482,900
Colorado Town of Estes Park Town of Estes Park Wildfire Mitigation $785,937
Connecticut City of Bridgeport Community Flooding Scoping in Bridgeport $742,000
Connecticut Town of Stratford Flood Protection Measures for Stratford Water Pollution Control Facility $4,135,622
Connecticut City of Hartford Hartford Closure Structure #1 Rehabilitation $1,025,000
Florida City of Tampa Bermuda Boulevard Seawall Improvements $2,965,800
Florida City of Bonita Springs City of Bonita Springs water acquisition $5,000,000
Hawaii City and County of Honolulu Hardening of Fire Station Doors $2,001,915
Illinois City of Chicago Chicago Shoreline Morgan Shoal Project $200,000
Illinois Village of Flossmoor Flossmoor Road Viaduct Drainage Improvements $200,000
Illinois City of East St. Louis Metro East Horseshoe Lake Flooding and Restoration Project $500,000
Illinois Village of Hampshire Park and Rinn Flood Mitigation Project $518,000
Illinois City of Prospect Heights River Trails Stormwater Project $2,417,127
Illinois City of Palos Hills Roberts Road Drainage Improvements $3,558,960
Illinois City of Rock Island Rock Island Mississippi River Levee Pump Stations $500,000
Iowa The City of Cedar Rapids 5th Avenue Gatewell and Pump Station Flood Mitigation Project $1,725,000
Iowa City of Davenport Flood Mitigation at River Drive and Marquette Street in Davenport, Iowa $1,265,625
Kansas Kansas City Board of Public Utilities Nearman Water Treatment Plant Emergency Electric Backup Generator $3,707,250
Kentucky City of Burgin Burgin Pre-Disaster Mitigation Project $562,500
Kentucky City of Lebanon Junction Lebanon Junction Pre-Disaster Mitigation Project $675,000
Louisiana City of West Monroe West Monroe Stormwater Mitigation Project $2,400,000
Maine City of Westbrook City of Westbrook—Presumpscot River Corridor: Landslide Vulnerability Assessment (Windham to Portland) $996,000
Maine Town of Wiscasset Town of Wiscasset—Old Ferry Road Stream Crossing Improvement $1,312,000
Maryland City of Annapolis City Dock Resilience and Revitalization Project $3,460,100
Maryland Baltimore County Executive's Office Pre-Disaster Mitigation in Turner Station $1,482,900
Massachusetts Town of Hopedale Feasibility Study to Dredge Hopedale Pond and Daylight the Mill River for Community Resilience and Water Quality Improvements $444,870
Massachusetts City of Woburn Hurld Park Construction $2,916,370
Massachusetts City of Malden Malden River Works Project $1,334,610
Massachusetts Town of Hull Nantasket Ave Seawall Replacement $4,943,000
Massachusetts City of Revere Riverside Climate Resiliency Project $1,977,200
Massachusetts Town of North Attleborough, Massachusetts Ten-Mile River Dredging $1,482,900
Massachusetts Town of Weymouth Wessagusset Beach project $4,906,059
Michigan City of New Baltimore Base Street Bridge Rehabilitation $750,000
Michigan Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Emmet County Flood Mitigation and Drainage Improvement Project $556,000
Michigan Macomb County Macomb County-North Branch of the Clinton River Floodplain Acquisition $1,000,000
Michigan Wayne County Rehabilitation and Upgrade of Pump Station 182 $741,450
Minnesota City of Newport City of Newport—Mississippi Flood/ Storm Mitigation $350,000
Minnesota Oslo Region Joint Powers Board Oslo Region Joint Powers Board— Oslo Region Flood Mitigation FEMA $2,350,000
Nevada Washoe County Washoe County — Lemmon Valley Heppner 5 Subdivision Stormwater Improvements $2,700,000
New Hampshire City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works Peirce Island Road Resiliency Project $724,000
New Jersey Borough of Atlantic Highlands Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Bulkhead Repairs $2,113,133
New Jersey Township of Hillsborough Green Hills Development Swale Improvements $320,482
New Jersey County of Bergen Jackson Avenue/Riverside Avenue Drainage Improvements $250,000
New Jersey Montgomery Township Land Acquisition for Open Space $1,212,000
New Jersey City of North Wildwood North Wildwood Sea Wall $10,000,000
New Jersey County of Middlesex Southern Middlesex County Flood Mitigation and Resilience Project $1,112,175
New Mexico Doña Ana County Flood Commission Disaster Mitigation for La Union $2,000,000
New Mexico NM Department of Cultural Affairs Los Luceros Fire Mitigation $500,000
New York City of Ithaca City of Ithaca Flood Mitigation $1,300,000
New York Town of Orangetown Critical Electrical Infrastructure Needs $1,975,000
New York Village of Port Jefferson East Beach Stabilization $3,750,000
North Carolina City of Wilson Hominy Water Quality Park and Greenway $7,043,775
Pennsylvania Columbia County Flood Control Projects for Columbia County $1,725,000
Pennsylvania Borough of Mayfield Mayfield Borough Levee Upgrade $2,327,734
Pennsylvania City of Williamsport The Greater Williamsport Flood Control Project $8,000,000
Pennsylvania Borough of West Pittston West Pittston Levee Project $1,500,000
South Carolina Town of Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Stormwater Drainage Improvement Project $5,677,000
Texas City of Southside Place Auden Street Drainage Improvement $741,450
Texas Harris County Flood Control District Channel Conveyance Improvements to C147-00-00 $9,886,000
Texas City of Galveston Galveston 59th Street Water Storage Tank $10,000,000
Texas City of Galveston Galveston Causeway Waterline Project $10,000,000
Texas Hudspeth County Hudspeth County Flood Mitigation Planning Project $375,000
Texas City of Houston Lake Houston Dam Spillway Improvement Project $7,500,000
Texas Harris County Flood Control District Poor Farm Ditch Conveyance Improvements $9,886,000
Tribe Native Village of Ouzinkie Emergency Response Shelter and Equipment Staging Complex $2,000,000
Tribe Hoh Indian Tribe Tsunami Evacuation Center $1,875,000
Virginia City of Hopewell Hopewell City Hall Generator Replacement $188,000
Virginia Prince William County Lake Jackson Dam Rehabilitation $1,875,000
Virginia Vermont State Colleges Glen Brook Dam Removal at Castleton University $188,000
Vermont Town of Stowe Electric Department Restoration of Moscow Mills at Smith’s Falls $1,200,000
Washington City of Aberdeen Aberdeen-Hoquiam Flood Protection Project $4,943,000
Washington City of Seattle, Seattle Center Department Seattle Center Shelter Facilities Sustainable Emergency Power $3,558,960
Wisconsin Douglas County Douglas County Nemadji River Bridge Mitigation $825,000
Wisconsin Ashland County Madeline Island County H / Lake Superior Mitigation (CDS) $900,000
West Virginia Charles Town Charles Town Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Pollution Flooding Project $375,000
West Virginia Charleston Chesterfield Avenue Stormwater Management Project $469,000
West Virginia Montgomery City of Montgomery Sanitary Department Essential Needs $868,000
West Virginia New Cumberland City of New Cumberland Storm Sewer Project $150,000
West Virginia City of Ripley City of Ripley for Viking Lane Storm Drain Project Phase II $750,000
West Virginia Grant Town Grant Town Stormwater System Improvements $1,875,000
West Virginia Beckley Sanitary Board Hartley Avenue, Beckley Little League, & Pinecrest Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer Improvements $4,173,000
West Virginia Huntington Sanitary Board Huntington Backflow Prevention Valves Project $6,358,000
West Virginia Beckley Sanitary Board Robert C. Byrd Drive Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer Improvements $4,612,000
West Virginia Town of Lost Creek Town of Lost Creek Drainage $446,000
West Virginia Town of Sutton Town of Sutton Storm Sewer $562,000
West Virginia West Virginia Conservation Agency West Virginia Watershed Flood Hazard Mitigation Project $4,500,000
West Virginia City of Wheeling Wheeling Nuttal Avenue Stormwater Enhancements $941,000

Additional Resources

In addition to the funding opportunity published on Grants.gov, FEMA encourages the following additional resources be used for assistance in applying for funding:

General Questions

For general questions about Pre-Disaster Mitigation Congressionally Directed Spending, please contact the appropriate State Hazard Mitigation Officer or FEMA regional office.

The Hazard Mitigation Assistance helpline is also available by telephone at (866) 222-3580.

eGrants System Questions

You can visit the Mitigation eGrants (MT eGrants) System Resources for reference guides and job aids to help submit your application.

For assistance with using the eGrants system to manage your existing PDM grants, please email or call 855-228-3362.

Other Questions

If you require further assistance after navigating the resources above, please contact FEMA by email at FEMA-Ask-PDM@fema.dhs.gov.