Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters.
FEMA will provide allocations of $575,000 as required by the Stafford Act to states and territories; and a tribal set aside of $15 million for allocations up to $575,000 for Native American Indian tribal governments to support overall mitigation planning and projects. The remaining PDM funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with a focus on multi-state/tribal mitigation initiatives.

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Department of Homeland Security - FEMA
FEMA’s first priority for competitive funding after meeting the State/territory allocations and tribal set-aside is opportunities for Advance Assistance for all Applicants not to exceed $200,000 each. In addition, there will be a competitive initiative for Resilient Infrastructure projects. These projects have a larger Federal cost share and are community based. The balance of PDM funds will be distributed on a competitive basis with priority given to multi-State/tribal mitigation initiatives and eligible Applicants that have less disaster funding available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) than the PDM funding limits for planning and projects (see the Program Funding Restrictions subsection under Section D of this NOFO) to complement the HMGP funds available to States, territories, and tribes following disasters. In addition, FEMA will prioritize competitive projects for funding by hazard and activity type to minimize duplication with the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program with a priority of non-flood hazard (e.g., wildfire, drought, seismic, wind) mitigation project activities over flood mitigation projects.
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