Below is a description of the mitigation grant programs that are offered by FEMA through the state. As of December 2015, there is more than $14,000,000 available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program:
The application period for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program DR-4197 and DR-4199 is currently open. Between the two funding sources, there is more than $14,000,000 available for mitigation projects and planning. Please note that the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application is not part of eGrants. In order to apply for planning or project grant funding, please submit a Notice of Interest (NOI) to the State Mitigation Program (firstname.lastname@example.org). After general eligibility determination is made, a full application will be provided by the State. The full application is due by March 31, 2016. It is possible to phase complex construction or wildfire mitigation activities so that ‘pre-award’ costs can be reimbursed.
Eligible applicants are local jurisdictions, tribal entities and non-profit organizations. One of the eligibility criteria is that the applicant have a FEMA approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. For a full list of eligibility criteria including eligible activities, please refer to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance link below.
If you have additional questions, please contact the State Mitigation Program at email@example.com or 505-476-9682.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Link
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Programs:
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and projects on an annual basis. The PDM program was set in place to reduce overall risk to people and structures, while at the same time, also reducing reliance on federal funding if an actual disaster were to occur. This is an annual competitive grant program. In the past, New Mexico Communities have taken advantage of this program to fund mitigation plan creation and up-dates. The application period is usually open in the spring with submittals due in the summer and notification by the year’s end.
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program
(NFIP) on an annual basis. This is an annual competitive grant program. The application period is usually open in the spring with submittals due in the summer and notification by the year’s end.
Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs
The Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance introduces the three HMA programs and outlines the organization of the document. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) HMA programs present a critical opportunity to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards while simultaneously reducing reliance on Federal disaster funds. The three grant programs described on this webpage are all part of the Unified HMA Program.
FY15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance Document
Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program Link