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Flood Mitigation Assistance

FMA
Number: 97.029
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.029 Flood Mitigation Assistance
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
The FMA program is authorized by Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended (NFIA) , Public Law 108-264, 42 U.S.C 4104c.
Objectives (050):
To assist States, Federally - recognized Indian tribal governments, and communities with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). DHS QHSR Goal 5.1, “Mitigate Hazards”. This program also conforms to the definitions of the term “Mitigation” as defined in the National Preparedness Goal (NPG), in that this program supports those capabilities that are necessary to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation capabilities include, but are not limited to, community-wide risk reduction projects; efforts to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure and key resource lifelines; risk reduction for specific vulnerabilities from natural hazards; and initiatives to reduce future risks after a disaster has occurred.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
States, Territories, local and Federally-recognized Indian tribal governments may apply for FMA funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to properties insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Eligible activities under this program include: acquisition-demolition and acquisition -relocation; elevation of existing structures to the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) or an ABFE Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) or higher; minor localized flood risk reduction projects; plans; and dry-flood proofing (historic properties and non-residential structures). Projects must meet all eligibility criteria including cost-effectiveness; compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws and regulations and other program requirements.
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 Federally - recognized 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, Federally - recognized Indian Tribal governments, and local governments and communities are eligible to apply as subapplicants for assistance under the FMA program. All interested subapplicants must apply to the Applicant. 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. 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):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
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 the HMA program guidance. 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.
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.
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 $23,787,234; FY 13 est $120,000,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Not available.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
The FMA Program Regulations at 44 CFR Part 79; the DHS FEMA Real Property Acquisition Regulations at 44 CFR Part 80, and the HMA program guidance.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses of FEMA's Regional Offices.
Headquarters Office (152):
Virginia Franki Coons - DHS/FEMA 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia 20595-3015 Email: Franki.Coons@dhs.fema.gov Phone: (202) 646-3079
Website Address (153):
http://www.fema.gov
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Refer to the HMA Program Guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.