Hello to the Emergency Management Community –
We wanted to let you know that Congress approved the Pre-disaster Mitigation Program at $100 million. Congress also approved $178 million for the Flood Mitigation Program and mapping. Both awards are part of the federal fiscal year 2017 budget.
We do not yet have any details on the Notice of Funding Opportunity release date, priorities, application due dates, etc. We also do not yet know the amount of the specific Pre-disaster Mitigation set-aside for New Mexico. When we have more information, we will let you know.
In the meanwhile, please consider application for mitigation plan creation and up-dates. In New Mexico, mitigation planning is the highest priority for the Pre-disaster Mitigation funding. Attached is the DHSEM Mitigation Program Notice of Interest. Please fill-out and submit (scan is acceptable) as the first step in the application process.