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FEMA Hazard, Flood Mitigation Funding Available

Monday October 22nd, 2018
The Pa. Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has announced that applications are being accepted for a new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program to provide FY 2018 pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation and flood mitigation assistance to municipalities.
The deadline for applications is December 14.
The Non-Disaster Grant Program is available to fund projects that:
• reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program ($145 million available nationally, with $70 million prioritized for community flood mitigation). Click here for a flood-mitigation assistance fact sheet; and
• reduce overall risk to population and structures from future hazard events and reliance on federal funding for future disasters ($235.2 million nationally). Click here for a pre-disaster mitigation assistance fact sheet.
To be eligible, a municipality or county must have adopted their county hazard mitigation plan.
The State Hazard Mitigation Application Review Team will meet between December 19 and 31 to rank and prioritize projects in line with the state's Standard Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Grant applications are to be submitted through FEMA's eGrants system.
Click here for detailed application instructions from PEMA.
For more information on hazard mitigation planning and technical assistance, please contact Tom Hughes, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, at (717) 651-2726 or by using the hazard mitigation email: