PDM & FMA Grants

Information related to the two annual FEMA nationally-competitive hazard mitigation grants.

The PDM grant provides funds to states, territories, tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects before a disaster. The FMA grant provides funds to assist state agencies and local governments implement measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program

Federal funding for this nationally-competitive grant program is generally an annual allocation (subject to Congressional appropriation). Applications for this grant program must be submitted through the FEMA eGrants System. All HMA project grant applications require a completed Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) to be submitted with the application for funding.

This application period for FY 2018 opens October 1, 2018.

See below for applicant briefing schedule.

Additional Resources for Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program

The goal of the FMA program is to employ cost-effective measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Federal funding for this nationally-competitive grant program is generally an annual allocation (subject to Congressional appropriation). Applications for this grant program must be submitted through the FEMA’s eGrants System. All HMA project grant applications require a completed Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) to be submitted with the application for funding, unless project qualifies for BCA Waiver (pre-calculated benefits).

This application period for FY 2018 opens October 1, 2018. 

See below for applicant briefing schedule.

 

Documents listed under the PDM section also apply to the FMA program, with additional documents listed below.

Additional Resources for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program

Applicant Briefings

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Mitigation Unit will conduct four (4) in-person Applicant Briefings, and at least one (1) webinar. The grant briefings apply to both current HMGP grant opportunities (under FEMA-4372-DR & FEMA-4379-DR), as well as the 2018 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM) Program and the 2018 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program.

Numerous topics will be covered in the briefings, including the 2015 HMA Program Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200 Super Circular, the 2015 addition of the eligibility of major flood control projects, FEMA/DHS CATEXes, potential Environmental Assessment (EA) requirements, and much more.  Please see the grant briefing schedule below. Interested sub-applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these briefings as requirements regarding the grant program will be described and discussed in detail.  The briefings will be an overview of the HMA programs, the HMA guidance, and the application procedures.  To attend a grant briefing or for webinar log-in information, please RSVP by emailing: mitigation@mass.gov

Briefing Schedule:

Date

MEMA Region

Time

Location

Tuesday, August 21, 2018              

 

Region 2

10:15AM – 12:15PM

Carver Public Library, large meeting room

2 Meadowbrook Way, Carver, MA

(Library opens at 10AM)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Region 3

10:00AM – Noon

MA Department of Fire Services – Springfield Campus, Classroom 118

100 Grochmal Avenue, Springfield, MA

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Region 4

1:00PM – 3:00PM

Holden Fire Department HQ, large training room

1370 Main Street, Holden, MA

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Region 1

10:00AM – Noon

Lynnfield – Al Merritt Media and Cultural Center, second floor (above the FuGaKyu restaurant)

600 Market Street, Lynnfield, MA

Monday, September 10, 2018

All

1:00PM to 2:00PM

HMA Grant Briefing – Webinar

(log-in information will be distributed at a later date)

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