The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program will provide funds to states, territories, Indian tribes, communities, colleges, and universities for pre-disaster mitigation planning and the implementation of cost-effective mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. Funding these plans and projects reduces overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations.
Eligible plans and projects are subject to a $3 million cap on the Federal share and a performance period not to exceed 3 years. A Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) is required for all mitigation project sub-applications and must be completed by Applicants/Sub-applicants.
Ineligible project activities include:
... Major flood control projects
... Projects that address ecological issues related to land and forest management
... Warning and alert notification systems
... Phased or partial projects (e.g., engineering designs, feasibility studies, or drainage studies that are not integral to a proposed project)
... Dry floodproofing of residential structures
... Generators for non-critical facilities or as a stand-alone activity
... Demolition/rebuild projects
... Response and communication equipment
FEMA strongly encourages Applicants and Sub-applicants to use the electronic grant (e-Grants) system. Only applications received through the e-Grants system: https://portal.fema.gov or using the e-Grants paper application format will be accepted.
Please visit the funding opportunity URL identified to view the program guidance and additional guidance materials, such as model planning scope of work, Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidelines, and engineering case studies.
If you have questions regarding the PDM program, please contact: Karen Magnino, Mitigation Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, (202) 646-3807, (facsimile) (202) 646-3104, or (email) Karen.Magnino@dhs.gov
Who can apply:
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Competitive Grants
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Homeland Security, All Departmental Offices, All DHS Federal Offices, Various Locations, NA