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Severe Repetitive Loss Program

SRL
Number: 97.110
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.110 Severe Repetitive Loss Program
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
The SRL program is authorized by Section 1361A of the NFIA , Public Law 108-264, 42 U.S.C 4102a.
Objectives (050):
To assist States and local governments in supporting actions that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to residential properties insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that meet the definition of severe repetitive loss property, and to reduce losses to the National Flood Insurance Fund (NFIF) by funding projects that result in the greatest savings to the NFIF in the shortest time period. This grant program supports the Mitigate component of the Presidential Preparedness Directive 8 (PPD-8) in the following ways: by providing funding to states and communities that promotes Long-Term Vulnerability Reduction by elevating at-risk homes or removing structures from flood hazard areas. Overall, this program also supports Community Resilience by reducing the need for emergency services in flood-prone areas of the community.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
States, Territories, local and Federally - recognized Indian tribal governments may apply for SRL funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to residential properties insured under the NFIP that meet severe repetitive loss property eligibility criteria. Eligible activities under this program include: acquisition and relocation of at-risk structures and the conversion of property to open space; elevation of existing structures to the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) or an ABFE Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) or higher (for the SRL program Mitigation Reconstruction is only permitted when traditional elevation cannot be implemented); minor physical localized flood control projects; and dry-flood proofing (historic properties only). 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 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 SRL 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 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):
Property owners who refuse an SRL mitigation offer may become subject to increases of their NFIP insurance premium rates, and have the right to appeal such rate increases. Refer to HMA program guidance or the administering program office for further information.
Renewals (097):
Refer to HMA program guidance document.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory Formula: 44 CFR Part 79.
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. 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: 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. 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 grantee's fiscal year.
Records (113):
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits it 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 $41,423,530; FY 13 Estimate Not Available; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Refer to HMA program guidance document.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
The SRL and 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 listing of addresses of the DHS FEMA Regional Offices.
Headquarters Office (152):
Lloyd Hake - FEMA 1800 South Bell Street , Arlington, Virginia 20595-3015 Email: lloyd.hake@dhs.gov Phone: (202) 646-3428
Website Address (153):
http://www.fema.gov/government/mitigation.shtm
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.