Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) – Non-Disaster Grants
Potential Mitigation Planning and/or Project Sub-Applicants in Oregon
  • Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Offering of HMA
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM)
    • FEMA Update: 05/30/2014 - FEMA national funding for the FY 2014 PDM program was increased from $23M to $63M; no other changes to the application process or deadlines.
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program (FMA) 
FEMA has announced availability of the Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) non-disaster grant programs for Federal Fiscal Year 2014. Since we are already in the Third Quarter of FY2014, the application period for this program offering is once again very short. Sub-applications are developed by eligible sub-applicants in FEMA’s e-Grants system and submitted to Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) as the applicant to FEMA for the program offering. The sub-application deadline to Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) is 5:00pm PDT, July 7, 2014. The application period opens on April 21, 2014. Prior to OEM submitting sub-applications to FEMA for their consideration, the state will be working with FEMA and sub-applicants on a completeness review of their grant submission to make sure all minimum eligibility criteria have been met.
 
Cities and counties with FEMA-approved natural hazard mitigation plans interested in applying for non-disaster mitigation grant funding are encouraged to contact OEM for information on this year’s program offering, access to e-Grants and to discuss program eligibility requirements. Private property owners are not eligible to apply directly; they must contact their eligible jurisdiction (city or county).
 
Primary Point of Contact (PDM and FMA):
Oregon Emergency Management
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
(503)378-2911, x22247
 
Alternate Point of Contact (PDM and FMA) and for e-Grants Access:
Christine O’Day
Oregon Emergency Management
Grants Program Accountant
(503)378-2911, x22244
 
Alternate Point of Contact (FMA and Questions on NFIP Flood Loss Data):
Christine Shirley
Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development
NFIP Coordinator
(503)373-0050, x250
christine.shirley@state.or.us
 
The Fiscal Year 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance and Addendum  is available on FEMA’s website and is the current guidance for the programs’ FY2014 offering. The Guidance is also effective for all Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) activities for disasters declared on or after the July 12, 2013.
 
 
Once again: Potential sub-applicants are strongly encouraged to contact OEM (or DLCD) to discuss their potential sub-application so technical assistance can be provided with regard to program eligibility, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness (for projects).
 
Guidance for the FY2014 PDM Program
 
Oregon’s priority for PDM funding will emphasize:
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning consistent with 44 CFR Part 201
  • Period of Performance is 24 months
 
Guidance for the FY2014 FMA Program:
 
Oregon’s priority for FMA funding will emphasize:
  • Mitigation of Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) properties that have been determined to be substantially damaged by flooding,
  • Mitigation of Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) properties that have NOT been determined to be substantially damaged by      flooding through voluntary acquisition and conversion to open space, and
  • Mitigation of Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) properties that have NOT been determined to be substantially damaged by flooding by elevating at least one foot above base flood elevation.