U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
01/31/20 3:00 PM EST
Grants to USA state, territory, and tribal governments to plan and implement natural hazard mitigation strategies. Applicants are advised to complete the required registrations at least four weeks prior to the deadline. The purpose of this program is to reduce the overall risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters.
The PDM program strengthens national preparedness and resilience and supports the mitigation mission area through Strategic Goal #1 Building a Culture of Preparedness, Objectives 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 of the 2018 – 2022 FEMA Strategic Plan.
FEMA’s first priority for competitive funding after meeting the State/territory allocations and tribal set-aside is opportunities for Advance Assistance for all Applicants not to exceed $200,000 each. In addition, there will be a competitive initiative for Resilient Infrastructure projects. These projects have a larger Federal cost share cap at $10 million and are community based. As mitigation plans are updated, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments may want to engage partners with an interest in resilient infrastructure projects to join the planning process to identify vulnerabilities and develop updated mitigation strategies. The balance of PDM funds will be distributed on a competitive basis with priority given to multi-State/tribal mitigation initiatives and eligible Applicants that have less disaster funding available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Section 404 of the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 5170c), than the PDM funding limits for planning and projects (see the Program Funding Restrictions subsection under Section D of this NOFO) to complement the HMGP funds available to States, territories, and tribes following disasters. For more information on the HMGP and FMA programs, see the Related Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs subsection under Section H of this NOFO.
For further details on program background and priorities, see pages 2-3 of the NOFO: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1566830100741-668bada6b273e0d310ab7cf2a7f177a6/FY2019_PDM_NOFO_FINALAug2019.pdf#page=2
Allowable costs are:
For a list of eligible activities, see: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1566830100741-668bada6b273e0d310ab7cf2a7f177a6/FY2019_PDM_NOFO_FINALAug2019.pdf#page=17
GrantWatch ID#: 137194
Expected Number of Awards: 400
No Applicant may receive more than 15 percent of the appropriated PDM funding, or $37,500,000, per Section 203(f)(2)(B) of the Stafford Act.
As required in Section 203(f)(2)(A) of the Stafford Act, FEMA will continue to provide grant funding allocations to each State and territory in the amount of $575,000. FEMA will also set aside $20 million for federally-recognized tribes for mitigation planning and projects.
For more details on program funding amounts, see page 12 of the NOFO document.
Projected Period of Performance Start Date: various
Projected Period of Performance End Date: 36 months
Projected Infrastructure Project Period of Performance End Date: 48 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Contact information for the State Hazard Mitigation Officers (SHMOs) is provided on the FEMA website:
The HMA Helpline is available by telephone 1-866-222-3580 or email
Mitigation eGrants System Helpdesk:
Director, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division, Mitigation Directorate
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
FAX: (202) 646-2880
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
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