FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Opportunity

(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is seeking eligible projects to be submitted through sub-applicants (state and local governments) for the FY 2019 application cycle of FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs. PDM is intended to assist states and local communities in implementing pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation projects by awarding planning and project grants designed to mitigate future damage before disaster strikes. FMA provides funding to states and local communities for projects and planning intended to reduce or eliminate long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. More information on both programs can be found at https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance.

Pre-applications can be completed by eligible sub-applicants until October 15 by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W9M2HVS. DEMA will review all pre-applications for eligibility and provide programmatic guidance for completing the full project application. Eligible project applications will be required to be submitted to DEMA by November 30, 2019. Applications that are selected to move forward will be submitted by DEMA to the Federal Emergency Management Agency no later than January 31, 2019.

For additional information, or to apply for either PDM or FMA funding, contact the appropriate county emergency management office, or contact Damaris Schweers and Loren Reed at damaris.schweers@delaware.gov and loren.reed@delaware.gov####