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Grant opportunities: FEMA hazard mitigation assistance

Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants FEMA has announced the application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs: March 15 – June 15, 2016.

PDM: The PDM program provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects for the purpose of reducing overall risk to the population and structures, while at the same time, also reducing reliance on federal funding from actual disaster declarations. FEMA is making $90 million available for FY 2016 PDM grants. See the PDM webpage for more information.

FMA: The FMA grant program provides funds on an annual basis so that measures can be taken to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA is making $199 million available for FY 2016 FMA grants. See the FMA webpage for more information.

States, Tribes and Territories, or Applicants, must submit their PDM and FMA grant applications to FEMA via the Mitigation eGrants system (MT eGrants) on the FEMA Grants Portal on the Internet at https:/ by 3 pm (ET) on June 15, 2016.

Local and Tribal governments, or Subapplicants, must submit planning and project sub-applications to their State/Territory Applicant agency. See the Mitigation eGrants System web page for more information. FEMA plans to host MT eGrants system webinars during the application period.

FY 2016 Grant Program Resources It is important to read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for each program posted on as they contain the key program priorities and application requirements for FY 2016:

Flood Mitigation Assistance: DHS-16-MT-029-000-99 Pre-Disaster Mitigation: DHS-16-MT-047-000-99 For example, the agency’s priority for FY 2016 PDM competitive projects is climate resilient mitigation actions (CRMA) and pre- or post-wildfire mitigation activities or any mitigation action that utilizes green infrastructure approaches. More information on CRMA can be found in the FEMA Library. FEMA will host a CRMA webinar on February 19, 2016 at 2pm (ET):

FEMA Adobe Connect: Conference Bridge: 1-800-320-4330, PIN 205435# In addition, the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance posted in the FEMA Library provides detailed information regarding eligibility requirements.

FEMA will host two sessions of the FY 2016 PDM and FMA NOFOs webinar on Monday, February 22 and Thursday, February 25 at 2:30 pm (ET):

FEMA Adobe Connect: Conference Bridge: 1-800-320-4330, PIN 532822# The webinar will be made available on the FEMA website for those unable to participate.

Subapplicants with questions about the FY 2016 PDM and FMA grant programs should contact their state hazard mitigation officer; Applicants should contact their FEMA Regional office.

HMA Home Page: FEMA Regional Offices: FEMA State Hazard Mitigation Officers: HMA Helpline: 1-866-222-3580 or email: MT eGrants Helpdesk: 1-855-228-3362 or email:

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