FEMA recently released information regarding the appropriations for the 2014 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program and the 2014 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program. Communities wishing to submit grants under these programs will need to have applications completed and submitted by June 9, 2014.
The PDM Grant Program provides resources to assist states, tribal governments, territories and local communities to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing the reliance on federal funding from future disasters. For 2014 the PDM Grant Program received $23M to fund plans and projects across the United States. All 50 states and six US territories will receive a base amount of $250,000 with the balance of the funds being distributed on a competitive basis.
The FMA Grant Program provides resources to assist state, tribal governments, territories and local communities in their efforts to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damages to buildings and structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For 2014 the FMA Grant Program received $89M. The FMA has set the following project priorities: 1) Flood Mitigation Planning; 2) Projects to address Severe Repetitive Loss properties; and 3) Projects to address Repetitive Loss properties. FMA funds will be distributed on a competitive basis.
To apply for either grant go to the eGrant system on the FEMA Grants Portal at: https://portal.fema.gov. Applications must be completed and submitted for review by NEMA/NDNR by JUNE 9, 2014. For information related to the PDM Grant Program contact Mary Baker, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, at 402.471.7185 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information related to the FMA Grant Program contact Mitch Paine, Flood Mitigation Planning Coordinator, at 402.471.9252 or by email at email@example.com.