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Previous BRIC webinars are available by clicking here. If your entity is looking at pursuing BRIC in FY21 (late next summer), we recommend you review some of the posted training between now and August 2021 as time permits.

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The purpose of the HMGP program is to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential major disaster declaration. Hazard mitigation is any action taken to reduce or eliminate long term risk to people and property from natural hazards. Mitigation planning is a key process used to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage. The HMPG is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

SHMO​:
Anna Feigum, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
503-798-7240

The FMA program is authorized by Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA provides funding to states, U.S. territories, federally-recognized tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP. FMA funding is also available for management costs. Funding is appropriated by Congress annually.

With the exception of pre-applications for planning projects, FEMA requires state, local, tribal and territorial governments to develop or update, receive FEMA pre-approval, and then adopt​ hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for HMA mitigation projects. For more information, see the mitigation plan requirement or refer to the current HMA.

Please refer to the current HMA guidance for detail information on the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program. 

Subapplicants submit mitigation planning and project subapplications to their state during the open application cycle. After reviewing project and planning applications to determine if they meet the program’s requirements, the states, territories, or federally-recognized tribal governments prioritize and forward the applications to their FEMA regional office.

Planning subapplications submitted for consideration for FMA funding must only be used to support the flood hazard portion of state, tribal, or local mitigation plans to meet the requirements outlined in 44 CFR Part 201 Mitigation Planning. Funds are only available to support communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Projects submitted for consideration for FMA funding must be consistent with the goals and objectives identified in the current, FEMA-approved, state or tribal (standard or enhanced) hazard mitigation plan along with the local or tribal hazard mitigation plan for the jurisdiction in which the activity is located.

Funding is limited and FEMA headquarters must make difficult decisions as to the most effective use of grant funds. FEMA awards FMA funds to state, U.S. territory, and federally-recognized tribal applicants, who in-turn provide sub-awards to local government subapplicants.

Please contact the State Hazard Mitigation Officer, your federally-recognized tribal government official and/or a local government official to obtain detailed information on the FMA application process.

Non-Disaster Lead:
Jessi Weaver
503-934-3306

SHMO:
Anna Feigum, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
503-798-7240​

The 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. PDM grants are funded annually by Congressional appropriations and are awarded on a nationally competitive basis.

With the exception of pre-applications for planning projects, FEMA requires state, local, tribal and territorial governments to develop or update, receive FEMA pre-approval, and then adopt​ hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for PDM mitigation projects. For more information on the mitigation plan requirement, visit the Hazard Mitigation Plan Requirement web page or refer to the current HMA Guidance for detailed information on the PDM Program.

Project subapplications submitted for consideration for PDM funding must be consistent with the goals and objectives identified in the current, FEMA-approved state or tribal (standard or enhanced) hazard mitigation plan along with the local or tribal hazard mitigation plan for the jurisdiction in which the activity is located.

The following are eligible applicants to the PDM grant program:

  • States
  • U.S. Territories
  • Federally-recognized tribes
  • Local governments
Local governments are eligible Subapplicants and can sponsor applications on behalf of homeowners, businesses or private nonprofits to submit to the applicant. 
 
Subapplicants (i.e., local governments) submit mitigation planning and project subapplications to their state during the open application cycle. After reviewing planning and project applications to determine if they meet the program’s requirements, the Applicants (i.e., states, U.S. territories, or federally-recognized tribal governments) prioritize and forward the planning and project applications in a PDM grant application to FEMA. Locals should contact the State Hazard Mitigation Officer or federally-recognized tribal/local government official to obtain detailed information on the PDM application process.
 
Once FEMA reviews planning and project applications for eligibility and completeness, FEMA makes funding decisions based on the agency's priorities for the most effective use of grant funds and the availability of funds posted in the Notice of Funds Opportunity announcement on Grants.govThe PDM program is a highly competitive grant program.
 
Non-Disaster Lead:
Jessi Weaver
503-934-3306

SHMO:​
Anna Feigum, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
503-798-7240​