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Pre-Disaster Mitigation

PDM
Number: 97.047
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.047 Pre-Disaster Mitigation
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 203, 42 U.S.C 5133.
Objectives (050):
Funding under PDM for FY14 is uncertain at this time. FEMA will open an application period for the program once funds are appropriated in the FY 2014 DHS Appropriation Bill. If funds are appropriated, FEMA will post a notice of funding availability via grants.gov and open an application period at that time.

The objective of the program is to provide funding support to states, Indian tribal governments, territories, communities, and public colleges and universities for pre-disaster mitigation planning and projects primarily addressing natural hazards. This program promotes implementation of activities designed to reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage and destruction to property from natural hazards which is consistent with DHS QHSR Goal 5.1, “Mitigate Hazards”.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Mitigation Planning: Planning activities that develop state, Indian tribal, local, and university hazard mitigation plans that meet planning criteria outlined in 44 CFR Part 201 are eligible for the PDM program. Hazard mitigation planning activities must primarily focus on natural hazards but may also address hazards caused by manmade events. Either single or multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plans may be submitted for funding. Mitigation Projects: Proposed multi-hazard mitigation projects must primarily focus on natural hazards. Funding is restricted to a maximum of $3 million Federal share per project subapplication. Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. Projects must meet all eligibility criteria including cost-effectiveness; compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws and regulations and other program requirements. Please see the HMA program guidance for detailed information.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Entities eligible to apply for HMA grants include the emergency management agency or a similar office of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and federally-recognized Indian Tribal Governments. Each State, Territory, Commonwealth, or Indian Tribal government shall designate one agency to serve as the Applicant for each HMA program. Please see the HMA program guidance for more detailed information.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
State agencies, Indian Tribal governments, and local governments and communities are eligible to apply as subapplicants for assistance under the PDM program. All interested subapplicants must apply to the Applicant, which is either a State, Territory or federally-recognized Indian Tribal Government, who then applies to FEMA. Please see the HMA program guidance for detailed information.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Please see the HMA program guidance. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Award Procedure (093):
Applications are reviewed by DHS/FEMA program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Refer to HMA program guidance document.
Appeals (096):
Refer to HMA program guidance document.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory Formula: Title Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Chapter 42, Part 5133, Public Law 100-707.
Matching Requirements: Refer to HMA program guidance for additional information.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Refer to HMA program guidance for information on applicable Periods of Performance and Availability of Funds. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on Project need - Refer to HMA program guidance for additional information.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly Progress Reports must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information. Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly Progress Reports must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information. Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly Progress Reports must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information. Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly Progress Reports must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information. Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly Progress Reports must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Records (113):
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 12 $53,206,742; FY 13 est $23,500,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Refer to HMA program guidance.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Awards will be governed by Section 203 of the Stafford Act; the DHS FEMA Real Property Acquisition Regulations at 44 CFR Part 80; and the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified grant program guidance.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for the list of addresses of Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Offices. A list of FEMA regional offices also is available on the Internet at http://www.fema.gov/about/contact/regions.shtm.
Headquarters Office (152):
Franki Coons - FEMA 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia 20598-3015 Email: Franki.Coons@fema.dhs.gov Phone: (202) 646-3079 Fax: (202) 646-2880
Website Address (153):
http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pdm/index.shtm
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Refer to the HMA program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.