As most of you already know, the DR-4197/4199 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is currently open for application through March 31st. We are sending this email in order to notify you that the two annual natural hazard mitigation grants (Pre-disaster Mitigation Grant Program and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program) will be open for application beginning March 15, 2016.
We encourage all potential applicants to submit a Notice of Interest immediately in order to be considered for funding under any of these grant opportunities. The Notice of Interest is available at http://www.nmdhsem.org/Grants.aspx . After a general eligibility determination is made from the Notice of Interest submittal, the State will email you the New Mexico Mitigation Grant Application (the same application is used for all three grant opportunities). New Mexico applicants do not fill-out the application on–line.
Deadlines for each of the grant programs are summarized below. More description of the two annual grants are also found below. If you have questions or want to discuss this opportunity further, please contact the State Mitigation Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-476-9682.
Thank you for your interest in mitigation,
Wendy Blackwell, CFM
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
NMDHSEM, Preparedness Bureau
The Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program is used for flood mitigation projects that reduce or illuminate the risk of flood damage to residential or non-residential properties insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). There is $199,000,000 available nationwide for federal fiscal year 2016. Selection is anticipated in August and the Period of Performance runs from March 15, 2106 to August 30, 2019. We encourage communities to submit any project that could be competitive at a national scale. This grant program does not have a minimum award amount per State. Projects funded under FMA must benefit a structure(s) covered under a National Flood Insurance Program policy. Please keep in mind that projects must meet all eligibility requirements including 1) having a FEMA approved Mitigation Plan, 2) benefit cost analysis with a result over ‘one’ (costs at least equal the benefits) and 3) environmental compliance. The full announcement can be found at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281474