Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants

July 27, 2017

FEMA has announced the application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs:  Opens August 14, 2017 – Closes November 17, 2017. 

PDM:  The PDM program provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects for reducing overall risk to the population and structures along with reducing reliance on federal funding from actual disaster declarations.  FEMA has announced that $250 million available for FY 2017 PDM grants.  See the PDM webpage for more information.

FMA:  The FMA grant program provides funds on an annual basis so that measures may be taken to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  FEMA is making $70 million available for FY 2017 FMA grants.  See the FMA webpage for more information.

Sub-applicants must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply for funding to OEM. NOI forms are available on the OEM Mitigation website. Applications for PDM and FMA grants must be completed via the Mitigation eGrants system (MT eGrants) on the FEMA Grants Portal (https:/ must be submitted by close of business on October 27, 2017. 

FY 2017 Grant Program Resources
It is important to read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for each program posted on as they contain the key program priorities and application requirements for FY 2017:

In addition, the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance provides current guidance on FEMA Mitigation policies and procedures.


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