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FEMA announced an increase in available funding for the FY 2014 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. The amount available across the nation has increased from $23 million to $63 million. There are no other changes to the program.

In Texas, 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). Applications for the PDM grant in Texas must be submitted via eGrants by June 30, 2014.

In North Carolina, letters of interest were due to the North...

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For a limited time, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has some remaining funds, including loan forgiveness, available from both the State Fiscal Year 2014 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs. Funding amounts available for the programs are as follows:

CWSRF

  • $1,819,378 in Disadvantaged Community Funding
  • $164,653,476 in Non-Equivalency Loan Funding
  • The CWSRF program is currently offering interest rate
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently posted its Request for Grant Applications for Fiscal Year 2015 nonpoint source projects under the Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grant Program. Eligible applicants include Texas agencies, political subdivisions of the State of Texas, and nonprofit organizations. The grant provides a 60-percent federal match to develop or implement Total Maximum Daily Load studies (TMDLs) and Watershed Protection Plans (WPPs). Applications are due July 31...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently posted its Request for Grant Applications for Fiscal Year 2015 nonpoint source projects under the Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grant Program. Eligible applicants include Texas agencies, political subdivisions of the State of Texas, and nonprofit organizations. The grant provides a 60-percent federal match to develop or implement Total Maximum Daily Load studies (TMDLs) and Watershed Protection Plans (WPPs). Applications are due July 31...

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has $335,000 in technical assistance available for five communities “seeking technical support to develop and implement an integrated planning approach to meeting Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for municipal wastewater and stormwater management. The primary purpose of the technical assistance is to help EPA develop practical examples of how to implement the different steps in developing an integrated plan in order to provide useful information to communities across the nation...

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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
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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is accepting funding applications for its HSIP program. This funding can be used to improve the safety of intersections on Texas roadways. All roadways having a crash history are eligible. 

$155 million is available statewide. The local match is 10 percent. Freese and Nichols attended the TxDOT webinar on March 20 and is up-to-date on this grant opportunity.

The program deadline is April 17 but the Fort Worth and Dallas Districts have established a deadline of April 2, 2014. Other TxDOT district deadlines may...

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In addition to the announcement posted last week, here is another opportunity to consider:

Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) and High Unit Cost Grants (HUC) (also known as the State Grant Program)

These two grant programs are included in the state Drinking Water Reserve and Wastewater Reserve accounts. The amount of HUC grants awarded for three consecutive fiscal years may not exceed $3 million and the amount of TAG grants awarded...

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