Annual FEMA Funding Programs Open

Jill Trevino

The annual Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs are open and accepting applications.

TEXAS

  • The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program can be used for acquisition/demolition, structure elevation, dry flood-proofing and localized flood reduction projects. Applications for the FMA program in Texas must be submitted via eGrants by June 25, 2014.
  • The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program can be used for acquisition/demolition, structure elevation, dry flood-proofing, localized flood reduction projects and new/updated Hazard Mitigation Action Plans (HMAPs). Applications for the PDM grant in Texas must be submitted via eGrants by June 30, 2014.

NORTH CAROLINA

  • The FMA grant program can be used for acquisition/demolition, structure elevation, dry flood-proofing and localized flood reduction projects. The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) is prioritizing acquisition or elevation of NFIP insured properties, with extremely strong emphasis on Severe Repetitive Loss properties. Letters of interest must be received by the NCEM by close of business on May 28, 2014.
  • The PDM program can be used for acquisition/demolition, structure elevation, dry flood-proofing, localized flood reduction projects and new/updated Hazard Mitigation Action Plans (HMAPs). The NCEM is prioritizing regional planning grants and multi-jurisdictional planning grants (if appropriate). Non-flood project types such as wind retrofits, community safe rooms, and stand-alone generators may potentially be considered. Letters of interest must be received by the NCEM by close of business on May 28, 2014.
  • A Presidential Disaster Declaration was issued for North Carolina in March 2014, opening the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) across the state. The HMGP grant can be used to fund the same types of projects as the PDM and FMA grants, including the development/update of the HMAP. The application deadline is March 7, 2015. The NCEM is prioritizing cost effective projects from Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, and Randolph counties, then cost effective projects from all other counties.

Freese and Nichols has helped clients successfully secure FEMA funds. If you are interested in applying for funding from these programs, contact Jill Trevino at Jill.Trevino@freese.com.

The table below provides a summary of the various programs.