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Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program

 

Purpose

FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding opportunities for pre- and post-disaster mitigation. Together, these programs provide significant opportunities to reduce or eliminate potential losses to state, tribal and local assets through hazard mitigation planning and project grant funding. Each HMA program was authorized by separate legislative action, and as such, each program differs slightly in scope and intent.

Eligibility

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants are provided to eligible applicant states, tribes, and territories that, in turn, provide subgrants to local governments. The applicant selects and prioritizes applications developed and submitted to them by local jurisdictions to submit to FEMA for consideration of funding. As of 2013, here are three sub-programs:

  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program

HMGP funding becomes available only when a Presidential Disaster Declaration is made. (Funding is now available. Please click on the HMGP tab below for more information.) PDM and FMA funding are available annually.

 

(NOTE: The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 elminated the Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) and Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) programs that were previously part of the HMA grant program.)

 

FEMA-approved local hazard mitigation plans are required in order to receive mitigation funding for state or local mitigation projects through the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant program.

 

 

Click on the tabs to learn more about each HMA program.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - FUNDING AVAILABLE

 

Purpose

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to states, local governments, and Native American tribes for long-term hazard mitigation projects after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the program is to reduce the loss of life and property in future disasters by funding mitigation measures during the recovery phase of a natural disaster. States receive HMGP funding when a Presidential Disaster Declaration has been made.

 

Funding available statewide

Because of Presidential Disaster Declarations 4181, 4184 and 4187, which Iowa received on July 14, July 24, and Aug. 5 respectively, funding is now available for hazard mitigation projects statewide. HSEMD is now accepting Notice of Interest (NOI) forms from potential applicants in every county for HMGP projects.

 

For additional information and to learn how to apply, please read the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) form.

 

NOI forms from eligible applicants will be accepted on a continuous basis by HSEMD until further notice.

 

Once you have completed an NOI form and have been invited to make an application, the application must be submitted by close of business on the following dates:

Disaster

Applications due to HSEMD by

DR-4181

June 14, 2015

DR-4184

June 24, 2015

DR-4187

July 5, 2015

 

HSEMD hazard mitigation staff will assess each application and determine under which specific disaster a project will be funded; if you wait to apply until the last deadline you may jeopardize the likelihood of your project receiving funding. For that reason, it is best to have your application submitted as soon as possible to HSEMD staff rather than wait until the last deadline to complete an application. If you have any questions about a potential project or the application process, please contact one of our hazard mitigation staff contacts listed at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 

Planning


Safe Rooms


Acquisitions/Elevations/Relocation

 

 

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program

 

Purpose

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation program provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster. The goal of the PDM program is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while at the same time, also reducing reliance on federal funding from actual disaster declarations.

 

 

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program

 

Purpose

The Flood Mitigation Assistance program was created to assist States and communities in implementing measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). There are three types of FMA grants available to states and communities:

  • Planning Grants to prepare flood mitigation plans;
  • Project Grants to implement measures to reduce flood losses, such as elevation, acquisition, or relocation of NFIP-insured structures; and
  • Management Cost Grants for the State to help administer the FMA program and activities

 

 

 

 

Hazard Mitigation Program Contacts:

Dan Schmitz

Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer

(515) 725-9369

Linda Roose

Planning & Safe Rooms

(515) 725-9403

Dusty Pogones

Acquisitions ("Buyouts") & Relocations

(515) 725-9384

Jim Berg

Electric Utilities & Infrastructure

(515) 725-9352

Dennis Harper

State Hazard Mitigation Program Supervisor

 

 

 

Go to general Hazard Mitigation information page.