Attached is the official Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) announcement for the open application period for two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation grant programs for FY 2017. This funding announcement includes the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program. Both of these FEMA hazard mitigation grant programs are now under one umbrella known as Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA). FEMA has unified all of the mitigation grant programs under one set of guidance documents. The two guidance documents (linked below) are dated 2015 because there have been no changes to the guidance since last year.
The information contained in the announcement below include limited time lines and requires a timely response.
· NOIs must be submitted to the MSP/EMHSD by no later than September 1, 2017.
· eGrants applications (initial draft) are due to the MSP/EMHSD for review by October 13, 2017.
· After review and revision, eGrants applications are due to FEMA by November 14, 2017.
HMA funds can be used for the implementation of hazard mitigation projects as well as the development or update of local hazard mitigation plans. Many of the FEMA approved local mitigation plans across Michigan will be expiring within the next two years. The available HMA funding offers an excellent opportunity for communities to use grant dollars to update their local hazard mitigation plans.
Asst. State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
Michigan State Police
7150 Harris Drive
Dimondale, Michigan 48821
PO Box #30634
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Chris Hackbarth is the League’s director of state & federal affairs. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 and [email protected].