2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

Grant Announcement

The State of Colorado through the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) serves as the applicant to FEMA pursuant to program guidelines. Project sponsors are defined as subapplicants per Federal regulations.

FEMA has formally announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants. These nationally competitive grants provide mitigation funding on a cost share basis to local communities for the completion of eligible, cost effective mitigation projects. FEMA’s announcements state that $90 million and $150 million have been allocated to the PDM and FMA programs for FY 2017 respectively.

Eligible project types include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hazard mitigation planning
  • Localized flood control to protect critical facilities
  • Wildfire mitigation (to include hazard fuels reduction, defensible space and ignition-resistant construction)
  • Floodwater storage and diversion
  • Floodplain and stream restoration
  • Property acquisition and demolition in high hazard areas
  • Water and sanitary sewer system protective measures
  • Utility protective measures
  • Community safe room construction

FEMA FY 2017 PDM and FMA grants require a 25 percent local cost share while 75 percent of project funding for approved projects will come from FEMA. The Period of Performance (PoP) for these grants is 36 months (3 years) from the Funding Selection Date. For local Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMP) the PoP is 2 years. The current projected PoP end date for FY 2017 PDM and FMA project grants is January 30, 2021.

Eligibility

To be eligible for project funding under either the PDM or FMA grant, it is a requirement that subapplicants have adopted a current (non-expired), FEMA-approved local Hazard Mitigation Plan, both at the time of subapplication submission to FEMA and at the time of FEMA project award obligation. Subapplicants proposing to develop a hazard mitigation plan are not requried to have a FEMA approved HMP at the time of application or award. For information on whether a community has a FEMA approved HMP, please consult the Approved Plans webpage on the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) website.

Information Requests

The DHSEM encourages local communities throughout the state interested in learning more about this opportunity to contact their assigned Hazard Mitigation Specialist for additional information. To determine your community’s Hazard Mitigation Specialist, please consult the DHSEM Mitigation Roles and Responsibilities webpage.

Application Process Requirement

DHSEM is implementing a new process for PDM and FMA subapplicants for FY 2017 grant funding. DHSEM is requiring subapplicants use EMGrants to notify DHSEM of formal interest by submitting a subapplication for grant funding. DHSEM is no longer accepting paper Notices of Interest (NOI) as in previous years. Interested subapplicants are encouraged to contact their assigned Hazard Mitigation Specialist to determine if an active account in EMGrants exists or if a new account is required. For information on which Hazard Mitigation Specialist to contact, please consult the DHSEM Mitigation Roles and Responsibilities webpage.

Communities interested in pursuing funding for local Hazard Mitigation Planning subapplications please contact Mark Thompson (markw.thompson@state.co.us or 720-630-0770) or Patricia Gavelda (patricia.gavelda@state.co.us or 970-749-8280).

For additional information specific to grant program funding priorities, project funding limits, and eligible project types, please see the DHSEM 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program Grant Priorities.