U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
01/31/19 3:00 PM EST
Grants to USA state, territory, and tribal governments to implement natural hazard mitigation strategies. Applicants are advised to complete the required registrations at least four weeks prior to the deadline. The purpose of this program is to reduce the overall 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.
As required in Section 203(f)(2)(A) of the Stafford Act, FEMA will continue to provide grant funding allocations to each State and territory in the amount of the lesser of 1 percent of the appropriation amount or $575,000. FEMA will also set aside funding for federallyrecognized Native American tribes for mitigation planning and projects in an amount not to exceed 10 percent of the appropriation amount. FEMA’s first priority for competitive funding after meeting the State/territory allocations and tribal set-aside is opportunities for Advance Assistance for all Applicants not to exceed $200,000 each.
In addition, there will be a competitive initiative for Resilient Infrastructure projects. These projects have a larger Federal cost share and are community based. The balance of PDM funds will be distributed on a competitive basis with priority given to multi-State/tribal mitigation initiatives and eligible Applicants that have less disaster funding available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) than the PDM funding limits for planning and projects (see the Program Funding Restrictions subsection under Section D of this NOFO) to complement the HMGP funds available to States, territories, and tribes following disasters.
In addition, FEMA will prioritize competitive projects for funding by hazard and activity type to minimize duplication with the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program with a priority of non-flood hazard (e.g., wildfire, drought, seismic, wind) mitigation project activities over flood mitigation projects. For more information on the HMGP and FMA programs, see the Related Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs subsection under Section H of this NOFO. FEMA will prioritize funding mitigation projects over mitigation planning in accordance with the 2018 appropriations report language.
An application with an active shooter component will only be considered if the activity occurs in combination with traditional mitigation activities, not as stand-alone activities. These school safety–related actions cannot compromise the integrity of traditional mitigation activities. In addition, a reasonable increase in costs for the school safety actions may be allowed provided the project remains cost-effective.
Allowable costs are:
-Training related costs
-Domestic travel costs
-Construction and renovation costs
GrantWatch ID#: 137194
Projected Number of Awards: 250
No Applicant may receive more than 15 percent of the appropriated PDM funding, or $37,380,000.
$15 million, will be set aside for Federally-recognized Native American Tribal applicants to receive an allocation of $575,000 per tribe.
The Period of Performance begins with the opening of the application period and ends no later than 36 months from the Funding Selection Date.
Given the complexity of the Resilient Infrastructure projects, the Period of Performance begins with the opening of the application period and ends no later than 48 months from the funding Selection Date.
An extension to the Period of Performance for this program is allowed.
The Projected Period of Performance Start Date is 10/1/2018.
The Projected Period of Performance End Date is 04/1/2022.
The Projected Infrastructure Project Period of Performance End Date is 04/01/23.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Contact information for the State Hazard Mitigation Officers (SHMOs) is provided on the FEMA website:
The HMA Helpline is available by telephone 1-866-222-3580 or email
Mitigation eGrants System Helpdesk:
Assistant Administrator for Mitigation
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
FAX: (202) 646-2880
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