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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. PDM and FMA funding are available annually.

 

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.

Apply for funding

  1. First steps: Submit your NOI

    Excel versions of the Notice of Interest (NOI) form will no longer be accepted for mitigation funding applications. NOIs must be submitted through the MB3 web-based grant management system. If you are not already registered in MB3, please follow the instructions below to do so. After you have registered, you may submit your NOI via MB3 (instructions on how to do this are also posted below).

  2. Submit an Application

    After you have submitted your NOI, you may be asked to make an application.

 

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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Notice of Funds Availability

 

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.

 

HSEMD has received HMGP funding as a result of Presidential Disaster Declaration 4234. Due to limited funding, applications will be considered from projects currently under development. However, HSEMD will continue to accept NOI (Notice of Interest) forms on a continuous basis until further notice. 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

 

 

Historic Preservation: If artifacts are found while executing a recovery grant

 

Historic Preservation

In the course of executing your disaster recovery grant, you may encounter previously unknown cultural/historic artifacts. The Office of the State Archaeologist should be contacted if any archaeological deposits (artifacts) are exposed so that they can be investigated and the extent of the site determined.

 

Additionally, HSEMD and the State Historic Preservation Office must be informed to take proper action. In accordance with the Code of Iowa 263B, if human remains are unintentionally exposed, you must cease work immediately, secure the area, and contact local law enforcement and/or the county medical examiner. If the remains are determined to be ancient (greater than 150 years old), the Office of the State Archaeologist’s Bioarchaeology Program must also be notified.

 

Office of the State Archaeologist

(319) 384-0732

Bioarchaeology Program
Office of the State Archaeologist

(319) 384-0740

BJ Covington

Iowa Homeland Security
& Emergency Management

(515) 725-3231

Doug Jones
State Historic Preservation Office

(515) 281-4358

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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