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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Application Period Now Open
On September 30, FEMA opened the
Hazard Mitigation Assistance
competitive grant programs application period. This funding assists state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.
For 2019, $410 million in funding is available through two programs:
Flood Mitigation Assistance
: The agency’s funding priorities include flood mitigation planning and efforts for reducing repetitive as well as severe repetitive loss properties. In this application cycle, $160 million is available in grant funds.
: The program is designed to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program with the goal of reducing overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events. In this application cycle, $250 million is available, with $20 million set aside for federally-recognized tribes.
Eligible applicants must apply for funding through the
FEMA eGrants system
FEMA Grants Portal
. All applications must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 31, 2020.
FEMA offers the following webinars for interested participants. The FEMA Teleconference is the same for all webinars: 1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#
EGrants for Beginners
The webinar is for basic users and new users about mitigation eGrants basics. Topics covered will include how to access the system, where to go for help, and plenty of time for questions and answers. Primarily intended for sub-applicants and new users.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. ET
Monday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. ET
Avoiding Application Pitfalls
This webinar is about common Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant application errors and how to avoid them. This webinar will be offered two times, and applicants may attend either session
Tuesday Oct. 8 or Tuesday Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. ET