U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
01/31/19 3:00 PM EST
Grants to USA and territories state, tribal, and local governments for projects that help diminish or eliminate the risk of repetitive structure damage as a result of flooding. Funds will be provided for flood hazard mitigation projects, plan development, technical assistance, and management costs.
Program Overview, Objectives, and Priorities
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes Federal funds available to State, local, and tribal governments 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) 2018, 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.
- Mitigation projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments.
The remaining funding, at least $90 million, will be used for FMA technical assistance, mitigation planning, and mitigation projects that reduce the risk of flooding to severe repetitive loss (SRL) and repetitive loss (RL) properties.
FEMA will select eligible technical assistance subapplications up to $50,000 Federal share for Recipients to which FEMA obligated FMA awards totaling at least $1,000,000 Federal cost share in FY 2017.
Flood Mitigation Planning.
FEMA will select eligible planning subapplications up to $100,000 Federal share per Applicant with a maximum of $50,000 Federal share for State mitigation plan updates and $25,000 Federal share for local mitigation plans. FEMA may reduce the Federal share of any planning subapplication that exceeds the regulatory maximums.
Allowable costs are:
- Project design under advance assistance
- Planning costs
- Training related costs
- Domestic travel costs
- Construction and renovation costs
- Equipment costs
Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
- Infrastructure protective measures
- Localized flood control to protect critical facilities
- Floodwater storage and diversion
- Floodplain and stream restoration
- Water and sanitary sewer system protective measures
- Utility protective measures
- Stormwater management
- Aquifer storage and recovery
- Wetland restoration/creation
GrantWatch ID#: 170529
The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows:
- $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance
- $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects
- $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16.
- $50,000 for state flood hazard mitigation planning
- $25,000 for local flood hazard mitigation planning
- 10 percent of the grant application budget for applicant management costs for applicants to administer and manage grant and subgrant activities (See the M&A Costs subsection below)
- 5 percent of plan and project subapplication budget for subapplicant management costs for subapplicants to manage their plan or project activity
The Period of Performance (POP) FMA begins with the opening of the application period and ends no later than 36 months from the Funding Selection Date.
Projected Period of Performance Start Date: 10/01/2018
Projected Period of Performance End Date: 04/01/2022
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
FEMA Grants Portal: https://portal.fema.gov/famsVuWeb/home
The FEMA Enterprise Service desk (for eGrants issues) phone number is 1 (877) 611-4700.
- FEMA Regional Offices contact information: http://www.fema.gov/about-agency
- SHMO contact information: http://www.fema.gov/statehazard-mitigation-officers
Mitigation eGrants System Helpdesk Phone: 1-855-228-3362
Director, Hazard Mitigation
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
FAX: (202) 646-3458
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