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Freese and Nichols is Following FEMA Funding Trail

Freese and Nichols continues to follow the Congressional budget situation and its impact on the annual Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation grant programs. As we reported in October 2012 and March 2013, FEMA has delayed the release of its annual Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs, including Pre-Disaster Mitigation, Flood Mitigation Assistance, Repetitive Flood Claims, and Severe Repetitive Loss, for FY2013.

FEMA has indicated that they plan to merge and rename several grant programs. They also have indicated that they will adjust the local match and program requirements. From what we have heard, the changes will be to the benefit of the applicant!

The new structure for the annual mitigation grant program is expected to be released in July or August 2013. This is the same timeframe that we anticipate FEMA to publish the request for applications.

Freese and Nichols continues to monitor the FEMA funding situation. We will post a blog article when FEMA solicits applications for these programs. If you have questions or would like to discuss potential project ideas, please contact Jill Trevino.

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