FY 2019 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security

Applications due January 31, 2019

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The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program, authorized by Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, is designed to assist States, U.S. Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. The goal is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding in future disasters. This program awards planning and project grants and provides opportunities for raising public awareness about reducing future losses before disaster strikes. Mitigation planning is a key process used to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.

FEMA will provide allocations of $575,000 as required by the Stafford Act to states and territories; and a tribal set aside of $15 million for allocations up to $575,000 for Native American Indian tribal governments to support overall mitigation planning and projects. The remaining PDM funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with a focus on multi-state/tribal mitigation initiatives.

Eligible Applicants include:

  • States
  • U.S. Territories
  • Federally-recognized tribes
  • Local governments

Full details can be found at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307874

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