2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and Addendum:
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). FEMA has released the Fiscal Year 15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and Addendum. This document is applicable for disasters declared on or after February 27, 2015.
New this year, FEMA created a series of tool kit, flyers, and job aides to help streamline and inform the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs and process. FEMA Job Aides and grant information http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/102051
Previous HMA Guidance:
FY 2013 HMA Unified Guidance, is applicable to projects and grant rounds prior to February 27, 2015, for all HMA programs; including Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA).
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance file size 2MB
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance Addendum file size 1MB
Eligibility of Major Flood Risk Reduction Measures under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs:
FEMA has released the below policy regarding the eligibility of Flood Risk Reduction Measures under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs.
This policy will supersede the portion of the current HMA Unified Guidance (above) concerning eligible flood risk reduction (“flood control”) projects (2013 HMA Guidance; Part IV, Eligibility Information, D.2 Ineligible Activities). With the release of this policy, major projects related to the construction, demolition, or improvement of dams, dikes, levees, floodwalls, seawalls, groins, jetties, breakwaters, and erosion projects related to beach nourishment or re-nourishment, will be eligible for consideration under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). This is a major change in the HMA program. These project types will remain ineligible under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program. All projects must comply with Federal, State, and Local requirements particularly those outlined in the HMA Unified Guidance. HMA Projects must be technically feasible, environmentally sound and cost effective according to FEMA’s Benefit Cost Analysis Methodology. Sub-grantees are required to ensure there is no duplication of programs (DOP) under a more specific Federal authority.
Download a copy of the policy: